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Has the popcorn gone stale? (Photo by annca on Pixabay.)

The Decline and Fall of the American Cinematic Dream

The disenchantment of the movie-watching experience

Screens are everywhere. They are unavoidable. (Photo by Suhyeon Choi on Unsplash)

The supersaturation of screens

The blockbuster industry

The archetypal movie theater. (Photo by Jake Hills on Unsplash)

The American cinematic dream

The experience disrupted. (Photo by Joseph Pearson on Unsplash).

The spell broken

Life in the new paradigm

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