What effect has the domestication of film had on the consumer?

Anderson, Kieran (2007) What effect has the domestication of film had on the consumer? BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation studies the technology that has allowed film into the home, its progression over the last thirty years, and the various changes and consequences that this has brought about for the general consumer. Additionally, ideas about society being driven by technology shall be taken into consideration in the context of the film world. Through careful research and analysis of related literature in books, journals, newspapers, and various other resources, several key issues and frameworks relating to domestication and film in the home have come to the fore. Issues such as the social process behind bringing a new piece of technology into the home. And, concerns surrounding the safety of younger minds in the context of censorship and certification. By discussing, and evaluating several aspects that envelop the domestication of film, it is the goal of this dissertation to have presented a more rounded view of the repercussions for the consumer, and to have developed the idea of a reciprocal link, or struggle, between film and technology that the audience is almost forced to keep pace with if they are to fully benefit from the progressive nature of film in the home.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/282

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