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Mondo Cine: The World of Film Exhibition and Archiving in Revolution

Mondo Cine: The World of Film Exhibition and Archiving in Revolution

by Roger Leatherwood


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In the changing world of film exhibition, from movie theatres to increasingly ubiquitous portable hand-held devices and HD home screens, the status of moving images in culture is increasingly unknowable. The communal experience of a film opening in hundreds of screens across the country is being supplanted by individual, personalized and casual one-to-one engagements. The cultural impact of film is difused and less measurable, and how images will be curated and archived has also been bifurcated. The digital revolution is rendering the film experience convenient and ephemeral and at the expense of a long-term historical perspective.

This series of essays from Roger Leatherwood's blog Mondo Cine from 2009-2011 investigates and articulates the issues, assumptions and challenges in a rapidly changing field of practical concern, from the point of view of archival and critical media studies. It is a casual, insightful, provocative and personal ongoing discussion tinctured with actual experience on the world of film exhibition, preservation, film studies and spectatorship.

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ISBN-13: 9781451577532
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/13/2011
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Roger Leatherwood worked in the film production and exhibition industries for 15 years, from the front office to the front lines to behind the camera. His first feature "Usher" won numerous awards, including Best Feature (2004, Telluride Indiefest) and Best Lead Actor (2004, Cinema Edge Awards). He currently works at UCLA in Instructional Development. His film and academic work have appeared internationally.

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