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Author Brookey, Robert Alan, 1959-

Title Hollywood gamers : digital convergence in the film and video game industries / Robert Alan Brookey.

Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  338.477948 B79h 2010    ---  Available
Description x, 174 p. ; 23 cm.
Summary "For years, major film studios have licensed products related to their most popular films; video game spin-offs have become an important part of these licensing practices. Where blockbuster films are concerned, the video game release has become the rule rather than the exception. In Hollywood Gamers, Robert Alan Brookey explores the business conditions and technological developments that have facilitated the convergence of the film and video game industries. Brookey treats video games as rhetorical texts and critically examines several games to determine how specific industrial conditions are manifest in game design. Among the games (and films) discussed are Lord of the Rings, The Godfather, Spider-Man, and Iron Man."--From publisher description.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-162) and index.
Contents Playing together -- Playing the games, being the heroes -- Coppola sleeps with the fishes -- Marvel goes to the movies -- Disney saves the world(s) -- What shall we play next?
Subject Motion pictures and video games.
Motion picture industry -- Technological innovations.
Video games industry -- Technological innovations.
Convergence (Telecommunication)
ISBN 9780253222312 (pb : alk. paper)
9780253355249 (cl : alk. paper)
0253355249 (cl : alk. paper)
0253222311 (pb : alk. paper)

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