The Brady Bunch: An Iconic Family But Not Royalty

“Here’s the story, of a lovely lady, who was bringing up three very lovely girls…” Gosh, what a catchy song, a stuck in the head jingle, and it’s attached to a show that I still find myself enjoying even now. The television hit The Brady Bunch was a show that lasted for five seasons, still […]

A Movie’s Opening Day: In a Theater or from Your Couch?

In Wheeler Winston Dixon’s book, Streaming: Movies, Media, and Instant Access, Dixon introduces us to the idea that streaming is becoming the standard in all areas of entertainment and media access. Dixon illustrates the decline of film into digital, having filmmakers say goodbye to 16mm and 35mm film, and audiences saying goodbye to multiplexes and […]

Film vs Digital Creation

In this week’s book Streaming: Movies, Media, and Instant Access, Wheeler Winston Dixon discusses the shift into digital technology that inevitably changed the way television and films is now consumed. It used to be that people needed to ensure that they were right on time to catch a movie or the newest episode of a […]

Movies, Media, and Instant Access

On page 38 of Wheeler Winston Dixon’s, “Streaming: Movies, Media, and Instant Access,” Dixon references Director Christopher Nolan’s unique dedication to protecting class production techniques. “Remarkably,” Dixon writes, “Nolan remains resolutely opposed to digital production, but what is even more remarkable is that whenever he does publicity for one of his new films, he spends […]

What Can Hollywood Learn From the European Model of Film Exhibition?

Cynthia Littleton’s TV on Strike: Why Hollywood Went to War over the Internet provides a rather straightforward and compelling account of the 2007 writer’s strike that stifled Hollywood. She does a fine job presenting the opposing sides—the Hollywood executives and the WGA members and supporters—and asserting their respective arguments. While reading the text I found myself associating […]