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"Insightful and original. . . . [A] genuinely significant study."--Linnie Blake"Times Higher Education" (06/27/2013)

"Exquisitely argued and researched work." 10 Best Film-Studies Books of 2013.--Clayton Dillard"Slant Magazine" (12/20/2013)

"Intriguing."--W. W. Dixon"CHOICE" (03/01/2015)

"Insightful and original. . . . [A]genuinely significant study."--Linnie Blake"Times Higher Education" (06/27/2013)"

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"We have needed a book like this for decades: a new understanding of film spectatorship in light of home video. Caetlin Benson-Allott offers a smart and often unexpected reconsideration of watching movies on small screens that ingeniously brings together film theory, industrial history, and horror flicks, weaving a complex yet crystalline account. This ambitious book deserves to be a new foundational text. " --Lucas Hilderbrand, author of Inherent Vice: Bootleg Histories of Videotape and Copyright

..".Incredibly engaging and compelling in its grappling with an underrepresented area of study that richly deserves the kind of full-bodied treatment this author gives it. Hats off."--Barbara Klinger, author of Beyond The Multiplex: Cinema, New Technologies, and the Home

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