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Stacy Lienemann <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 17 Apr 2006 11:58:59 -0500
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Dear ListServ Administrator:

Please post this to Screen-L. Also, please let me know if you'd like to
review the book for your listserv.  Thanks!

Best wishes,
Stacy Lienemann
Direct Response and Scholarly Promotions Manager
University of Minnesota Press
111 Third Avenue South, Suite 290
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2520

Reveals the complexity of the ties between Hollywood and new media.

THE CINEMA DREAMS ITS RIVALS: Media Fantasy Films from Radio to the Internet
Paul Young
University of Minnesota Press | 360 pages | 2006
ISBN 0-8166-3598-6 | hardcover | $75.00
ISBN 0-8166-3599-4 | paperback | $25.00

Paul Young looks at the American cinema's imaginative constructions of three
electronic media‹radio, television, and the Internet‹at the times when these
media seemed to hold limitless possibilities. The Cinema Dreams Its Rivals
demonstrates that Hollywood is marked by the advent of each new medium, but
conversely, the identities of the media are themselves changed as Hollywood
turns them to its own purposes.

³An important interrogation of technological mediation in culture, The
Cinema Dreams It Rivals delves into film history to find instances of 'media
fantasies'‹moments when extant technologies construct myths about other,
newer media.² ‹Donald Crafton

For more information, visit the book¹s webpage:

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