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Digital Visual Effects in Cinema The Seduction of Reality

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ISBN-10: 0813551862

ISBN-13: 9780813551869

Edition: 2012

Authors: Stephen Prince

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Avatar. Inception. Jurassic Park. Lord of the Rings. Ratatouille. Not only are these some of the highest-grossing films of all time, they are also prime examples of how digital visual effects have transformed Hollywood filmmaking. Some critics, however, fear that this digital revolution marks a radical break with cinematic tradition, heralding the death of serious realistic movies in favor of computer-generated pure spectacle.Digital Visual Effects in Cinema counters this alarmist reading, by showing how digital effects–driven films should be understood as a continuation of the narrative and stylistic traditions that have defined American cinema for decades. Stephen Prince argues for an…    
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List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Introduction: Beyond Spectacle
Through the Looking Glass
Painting with Digital Light
Actors and Algorithms
Digital Environment Creation
Immersive Aesthetics
Conclusion: The Pleasures of Illusion