By Barbara Klinger

because the mid-eighties, extra audiences were staring at Hollywood videos at domestic than at motion picture theaters, but little is understood approximately simply how audience event movie outdoors of the multiplex. this can be the 1st full-length examine of ways modern leisure applied sciences and media—from cable tv and VHS to DVD and the Internet—shape our encounters with the flicks and impact the classy, cultural, and ideological definitions of cinema. Barbara Klinger explores issues corresponding to domestic theater, movie amassing, vintage Hollywood motion picture reruns, repeat viewings, and web movie parodies, offering a multifaceted view of the presentation and reception of flicks in U.S. families. Balancing heritage with theoretical and cultural research, she unearths that this present day cinema's strong social presence can't be absolutely grasped with out contemplating its prolific recycling in post-theatrical venues—especially the home.

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