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Film Criticism and Digital Cultures : Journalism, Social Media and the Democratization of Opinion
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While the unstoppable growth of the internet has shrunk print magazine circulations, the number of online bloggers has exploded, leading to dramatic yet contradictory statements such as 'everyone's a critic now' and 'criticism is dead'. In a period of proposed crisis this new book sets out to discover what is happening to film criticism in a disruptive digital media age. Andrew McWhirter places today's film criticism within a wider historical context, considering key digital age concepts and frameworks, whilst providing a comprehensive analysis of contemporary film criticism through interviews with some of the world's foremost film critics and editors, including: Jonathan Rosenbaum, Nick James, Mark Cousins, Xan Brooks, Richard Porton, Girish Shambu, Kevin B. Lee, Eric Kohn, Adam Nayman, and Robert Koehler. Multidisciplinary in its approach, Film Criticism in the Digital Age touches on a variety of related fields such as journalism and media studies, arts and literary criticism. McWhirter argues that the film critic is still alive and well, and that film criticism in a digital age is best described in evolutionary rather than revolutionary terms.
Number of Pages: 262
Genre: Performing Arts, Social Science, Computers + Internet
Publisher: Tauris Academic Studies
Author: Andrew Mcwhirter
Street Date: October 30, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-6123
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