Title Digital Cinema
Subtitle Quick Takes: Movies & Popular Culture
Author Stephen Prince
ISBN 9780813596266
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 144
Book size 140 x 216 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Rutgers University Press (Eurospan Group)
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Digital Cinema considers how new technologies have revolutionized the medium, while investigating the continuities that might remain from filmmaking’s analog era. In the process, it raises provocative questions about the status of realism in a pixel-generated digital medium whose scenes often defy the laws of physics. It also considers what these changes might bode for the future of cinema. How will digital works be preserved and shared? And will the emergence of virtual reality finally consign cinema to obsolescence?

Stephen Prince offers a clear, concise account of how digital cinema both extends longstanding traditions of filmmaking and challenges some fundamental assumptions about film. It is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding how movies are shot, produced, distributed, and consumed in the twenty-first century.



Chapter 1: Cinema as Construction: Then and Now

Chapter 2: Reasons for Realism

Chapter 3: Cheating Physics

Chapter 4: Beyond Cinema

Chapter 5: Everywhere and Nowhere


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About the Author

About the Author:

Stephen Prince is a professor of cinema at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. He has written or edited numerous books, including Digital Visual Effects in Cinema: The Seduction of Reality and A Dream of Resistance: The Cinema of Kobayashi Masaki (both Rutgers University Press).

Target Audience:

This book is intended for students and academicians of Film and Media Studies.


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