Special Effects [electronic resource] : Still in Search of Wonder
- New York : Columbia University Press, 2005.
- Film and Culture Series
Film and Culture Series
1 online resource (243 p.)
- Local subjects:
- Cinematography. (search)
Cinematography -- Special effects. (search)
History and criticism. (search)
Science fiction. (search)
Science fiction films. (search)
Science fiction films -- History and criticism. (search)
Special effects. (search)
- Electronic books.
- Designed to trick the eye and stimulate the imagination, special effects have changed the way we look at films and the worlds created in them. Computer-generated imagery (CGI), as seen in Hollywood blockbusters like Star Wars, Terminator 2, Jurassic Pa
- Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Special Effects and the Popular Media; 1. Magic, Science, Art: Before Cinema; Natural Magic; Science Fictions; Scientific American; Millennial Magic; 2. From Cult-Classicism to Technofuturism: Converging on Wired Magazine; The Limits of Convergence; Photon and Stop-Motion Animation; Corporate Futurism/Technofuturism; Home Production; 3. The Wonder Years and Beyond: 1989-1995; On Genre; Reinventing the Cinema of Attractions; Digital Art Effects; Retrofuture/Retrovision; 4. Crafting a Future for CGI; The Case of Editing; Disaster Strikes
An Aesthetics of ScarcityThe Public Life of Numbers; CONCLUSION: The Transnational Matrix of SF; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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