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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

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

The supersaturation of screens

The blockbuster industry

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

The American cinematic dream

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

The spell broken

Life in the new paradigm

Essays on film, politics, and storytelling. Learn more at www.harrisonblackman.com/ and https://harrisonblackman.substack.com/.

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