Author Archive for: ‘Karin Beeler’

DVD Screen Culture for Children: Theories of Play and Young Viewers

The viewing practices of film audiences have undergone some significant changes over the last few decades, particularly since the release of films in DVD format. DVDs, as John Thornton Caldwell has argued, allow viewers to forge “new relationships with film and television” (2008, 306). Bonus or special features figure prominently in many DVDs marketed to the adult market, but even …

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