Beyond the Screen: Emerging Cinema and Engaging Audiences

Author(s): Sarah Atkinson

Social Sciences

Runner-up for the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies Best Book Prize 2015 Beyond the Screen presents an expanded conceptualization of cinema which encompasses the myriad ways film can be experienced in a digitally networked society where the auditorium is now just one location amongst many in which audiences can encounter and engage with films. The book includes considerations of mobile, web, social media and live cinema through numerous examples and case studies of recent and near-future developments. Through analyses of narrative, text, process, apparatus and audience this book traces the metamorphosis of an emerging cinema and maps the new spaces of spectatorship which are currently challenging what it means to be cinematic in a digitally networked era.


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Addresses the effect of convergence and transmediation upon multi-platform fictional storytelling and audiovisual drama, providing new insights and proposing new theoretical frameworks.

Runner-up for British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies Best Book Prize 2015.

Sarah Atkinson is Principal Lecturer in Principal Lecturer in Film and Media at the University of Brighton, UK, and an audio-visual arts practitioner undertaking explorations into new forms of fictional and dramatic storytelling in visual and sonic media.

Acknowledgements Preface List of Illustrations Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Extending Cinema Chapter 3: Mobile Cinema Chapter 4: Socially Layered Cinema Chapter 5: The Ethics of Emerging Cinema Chapter 6: The Business of Emerging Cinema Chapter 7: The Grammar of Emerging Cinema Chapter 8: Epilogue Filmography Bibliography Index

General Fields

  • : 9781501308659
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Academic USA
  • : November 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sarah Atkinson
  • : Paperback
  • : 312