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Invisible Rhythms: Tracking Aesthetic Perception in Film and the Visual Arts

Seeing into Screens : Eye Tracking and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... or is directed by intentional and voluntary actions. The philosopher of art Paul Crowther (2010: 39) argues that the phenomenal properties of a work are a necessary condition for aesthetic engagement but are not sufficient to understand visual pleasure...

Hollywood Home Entertainment: Controlling and Profiting from Video Software

Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries and Vice Dean (People & Planning) for Arts in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London, UK. He is the author of The Star System: Hollywood’s Production of Popular Identities (2000); Hollywood Stardom (2013) and Video and DVD Industries (BFI 2007). His co-edited volumes include, with Janet Wasko, The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry (2008) and with Emily Carman, Eric Hoyt and Philip Drake, Hollywood and the Law (BFI 2015). He is the co-editor, with Michael Curtin, of the BFI series International Screen Industries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Video and DVD Industries

British Film Institute, 2007

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... and Pathéscope (see Chapter 1), but film rental boomed with the VCR. George Atkinson, a small businessman in Los Angeles, is often credited as the founding figure of the video rental business. Through his company, Home Theater Systems,...