Matters of Gravity Special Effects and Supermen in the 20th Century

ISBN-10: 0822331195
ISBN-13: 9780822331193
Edition: 2003
Authors: Scott Bukatman
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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 7/21/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

This is a collection of accessible and wide-ranging essays on cinema, the body and the experience of modernity. The text reveals how popular culture tames the threats posed by technology and urban modernity by immersing people in delirious, kinetic environments.

Scott Bukatmanis Professor of Film and Media Studies at Stanford University. He is the author of many books, includingTerminal Identityand, most recently,Matters of Gravity: Special Effects and Supermen in the Twentieth Century.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Remembering Cyberspace
There's Always...Tomorrowland: Disney and the Hypercinematic Experience
Gibson's Typewriter
X-Bodies: The Torment of the Mutant Superhero (1994)
Kaleidoscopic Perceptions
The Artificial Infinite: On Special Effects and the Sublime
The Ultimate Trip: Special Effects and Kaleidoscopic Perception
The Grace of Beings
Taking Shape: Morphing and the Performance of Self
Syncopated City: New York in Musical Film (1929-1961)
The Boys in the Hoods: A Song of the Urban Superhero (2000)
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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