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The Resource Spectacular digital effects : CGI and contemporary cinema, Kristen Whissel

Spectacular digital effects : CGI and contemporary cinema, Kristen Whissel

Label
Spectacular digital effects : CGI and contemporary cinema
Title
Spectacular digital effects
Title remainder
CGI and contemporary cinema
Statement of responsibility
Kristen Whissel
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
By developing the concept of the digital effects emblem, Kristen Whissel contributes a new analytic rubric to cinema studies. An effects emblem is a spectacular, computer-generated visual effect that gives stunning expression to a film's key themes. Although they elicit feelings of astonishment and wonder, effects emblems do not interrupt narrative, but are continuous with story and characterization and highlight the narrative stakes of a film. Focusing on spectacular digital visual effects in live-action films made between 1989 and 2011, Whissel identifies and examines four effects emblems: the illusion of gravity-defying vertical movement, massive digital multitudes or swarms, photorealistic digital creatures, and morphing plasmatic figures. Across films such as Avatar, The Matrix, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Jurassic Park, Titanic, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, these effects emblems heighten the narrative drama by contrasting power with powerlessness, life with death, freedom with constraint, and the individual with the collective
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whissel, Kristen
Dewey number
777/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR897.7
LC item number
.W493 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computer animation
  • Animation (Cinematography)
  • Cinematography
  • Animation (Cinematography)
  • Cinematography
  • Computer animation
  • Computeranimation
  • Animationsfilm
  • Spezialeffekt
  • Filmtrick
  • CGI
  • Dataanimation
  • Animación por computadora
  • Animacion (Cinematografía)
  • Cinematografía
Label
Spectacular digital effects : CGI and contemporary cinema, Kristen Whissel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The new verticality -- The digital multitude as effects emblem -- Vital figures : the life and death of digital creatures -- The morph : protean possibility and algorithmic control
Control code
ocn847833684
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 213 pages
Isbn
9780822377146
Lccn
2013027242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780822355748
  • (OCoLC)847833684
Label
Spectacular digital effects : CGI and contemporary cinema, Kristen Whissel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The new verticality -- The digital multitude as effects emblem -- Vital figures : the life and death of digital creatures -- The morph : protean possibility and algorithmic control
Control code
ocn847833684
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 213 pages
Isbn
9780822377146
Lccn
2013027242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780822355748
  • (OCoLC)847833684

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