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posted on 17.03.2022, 23:13 authored by Elizabeth HillsElizabeth Hills
This paper uses the recent phenomenon of online Star Wars fan films as a site to consider the complex and dynamic interrelationship between mainstream and amateur and global and regional, digital moviemaking cultures. Fan filmmakers utilise the resources of mainstream popular texts to meet their own alternative interests - whether these are to tell their own stories, to have some fun, or to break into the commercial film industry. It is argued that Star Wars fan films demonstrate the cultural significance of digital video technologies in changing who gets to make movies, how they are made, who gets to see them, and what they are 'about'. The paper concludes by arguing that Star Wars fan films have become an important subculture in digital moviemaking and are helping to change mainstream and amateur movie culture and culture in general.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Start Page

175

End Page

181

Number of Pages

7

Start Date

27/08/2002

Finish Date

29/08/2002

ISBN-10

1876674423

Location

Rockhampton, Qld.

Publisher

ITiRA 2002 Conference Committee

Place of Publication

Rockhampton

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Informatics and Communication;

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

4th ITIRA Conference

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