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Title Special effects : new histories/theories/contexts / edited by Dan North, Bob Rehak, Michael Duffy
Published London : British Film Institute, 2019


Description 1 online resource (304 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments.- Foreword; Scott Bukatman.- Notes on Contributors.- Introduction; Bob Rehak, Dan North and Michael S. Duffy.- PART 1: TECHNIQUES.- 1. Ectoplasm and Oil: Methocel and the Aesthetics of Special Effects; Ethan de Seife.- 2. Fleshing It Out: Prosthetic Makeup Effects, Motion Capture and the Reception of Performance; Lisa Bode.- 3. (Stop)Motion Control: Special Effects in Contemporary Puppet Animation; Andrea Comiskey.- 4. Magic Mirrors: The Schüfftan Process; Katharina Loew.- 5. Photorealism, Nostalgia and Style: Photorealism and Material Properties of Film in Digital Visual Effects; Barbara Flueckiger.- PART 2: BODIES.- 6. Bleeding Synthetic Blood: Flesh and Simulated Space in 300; Drew Ayers.- 7. Blackface, Happy Feet: The Politics of Race in Motion Capture and Animation; Tanine Allison.- 8. Being Georges Méliès; Dan North.- 9. The Battlefield for the Soul: Special Effects and the Possessed Body; Stacey Abbott.- 10. Baroque Facades, Jeff Bridges' Face and Tron: Legacy; Angela Ndalianis.- 11. Organic Clockwork: Guillermo del Toro's Practical and Digital Nature; Michael S. Duffy.- PART 3: SCREENS.- 12. Digital 3D, Technological Auteurism and the Rhetoric of Cinematic Revolution; Chuck Tryon.- 13. Shooting Stars: Chesley Bonestell and the Special Effects of Outer Space; Bob Rehak.- 14. Designed for Everyone Who Looks Forward to Tomorrow!: Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and the.- 15. 1970s Expanded Blockbuster; Julie Turnock.- 16. The Right Stuff?: Handmade Special Effects in Commercial and Industrial Film; Gregory Zinman.- 17. 'Don't You Mean Extinct?': On the Circulation of Knowledge in Jurassic Park; Oliver Gaycken.- 18. Inception's Timespaces: An Ecology of Technology; Aylish Wood.- 19. Afterword: An Interview with Lev Manovich; Dan North.- Index
Subject Cinematography -- Special effects
Cinematography -- Special effects -- History
Form Electronic book
Author North, Dan (Dan R.), editor
Rehak, Bob, editor
Duffy, Michael, editor
ISBN 9781838711283