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Digital visual effects in cinema : the seduction of reality

Author: Stephen Prince
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Prince
ISBN: 9780813551852 0813551854 9780813551869 0813551862
OCLC Number: 710816440
Description: ix, 256 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : beyond spectacle --
Through the looking glass --
Painting with digital light --
Actors and algorithms --
Digital environment creation --
Immersive aesthetics --
Conclusion : the pleasures of illusion.
Responsibility: Stephen Prince.


Demonstrates 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  Read more...
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"For an understanding of the impact and consequences of digital visual effects in the movies, this book is essential. Prince knows his stuff, and his perspective is wise and compelling."--Carl Read more...

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