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Title Anthropology, film industries, modularity / Ramyar D. Rossoukh and Steven C. Caton, editors
Imprint Durham : Duke University Press, 2021
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  PN1995 .A584 2021    AVAILABLE    30520020907391
Descript vii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-266) and index
"From Bangladesh and Hong Kong to Iran and South Africa, film industries around the world are rapidly growing at a time when new digital technologies are fundamentally changing how films are made and viewed. Larger film industries like Bollywood and Nollywood aim to attain Hollywood's audience and profitability while smaller, less commercial, and often state-funded enterprises support various cultural and political projects. The contributors to Anthropology, Film Industries, Modularity take an ethnographic and comparative approach to capturing the diversity and growth of global film industries. They outline how modularity-the specialized filmmaking tasks that collectively produce a film-operates as a key feature in every film industry independent of local context. Whether examining the process of dubbing Hollywood films into Hindi, virtual reality filmmaking in South Africa, or on-location shooting in Yemen, the contributors' anthropological methodology brings into relief both the universal practices and the local contingencies and deeper cultural realities of film production in new ways. Contributors. Steven C. Caton, Jessica Dickson, Kevin Dwyer, Tejaswini Ganti, Lotte Hoek, Amrita Ibrahim, Sylvia J. Martin, Ramyar D. Rossoukh"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Motion picture industry -- Cross-cultural studies
Motion picture industry -- Social aspects
Alt Author Rossoukh, Ramyar D. 1974- editor
Caton, Steven Charles, 1950- editor
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