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The Resource Plastic reality : special effects, technology, and the emergence of 1970s blockbuster aesthetics, Julie A. Turnock

Plastic reality : special effects, technology, and the emergence of 1970s blockbuster aesthetics, Julie A. Turnock

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Plastic reality : special effects, technology, and the emergence of 1970s blockbuster aesthetics
Title
Plastic reality
Title remainder
special effects, technology, and the emergence of 1970s blockbuster aesthetics
Statement of responsibility
Julie A. Turnock
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Julie A. Turnock tracks the use and evolution of special effects in 1970s filmmaking, a development as revolutionary to film as the form's transition to sound in the 1920s. Beginning with the classical studio era's early approaches to special effects, she follows the industry's slow build toward the significant advances of the late 1960s and early 1970s, which set the stage for the groundbreaking achievements of 1977. Turnock analyzes the far-reaching impact of the convincing, absorbing, and seemingly unlimited fantasy environments of that year's iconic films, dedicating a major section of her book to the unparalleled innovations of Star wars and Close encounters of the third kind. She then traces these films' technological, cultural, and aesthetic influence into the 1980s in the deployment of optical special effects as well as the "not-too-realistic" and hyper-realistic techniques of traditional stop motion and Showscan. She concludes with a critique of special effects practices in the 2000s and their implications for the future of filmmaking and the production and experience of other visual media."--Publisher's website
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Turnock, Julie A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.B598
LC item number
T87 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Film and culture
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  • Blockbusters (Motion pictures)
  • Cinematography
  • Blockbusters (Motion pictures)
  • Cinematography
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Plastic reality : special effects, technology, and the emergence of 1970s blockbuster aesthetics, Julie A. Turnock
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-344) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Optical animation : special effects compositing up to 1977 -- Before industrial light and magic : the independent Hollywood special effects business, 1968-1975 -- The expanded blockbuster : the auteurist aesthetics of 1970s special effects-driven filmmaking -- "The buck stops at opticals" : special effects technology on Star wars and Close encounters of the third kind - More plastic reality : the design and conception of Star wars and West Coast experimental filmmaking -- "More philosopical grey matter" : the production and aesthetic of Close encounters of the third kind -- Optical special effects into the 1980s : a well-oiled machine -- "Not-too-realistic" and intensified realistic approaches in the 1980s : traditional stop motion and showscan -- Conclusion: World-building and the legacy of 1970s special effects in contemporary cinema
Control code
889941119
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 362 pages
Isbn
9780231163538
Lccn
2014026529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)889941119
Label
Plastic reality : special effects, technology, and the emergence of 1970s blockbuster aesthetics, Julie A. Turnock
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Optical animation : special effects compositing up to 1977 -- Before industrial light and magic : the independent Hollywood special effects business, 1968-1975 -- The expanded blockbuster : the auteurist aesthetics of 1970s special effects-driven filmmaking -- "The buck stops at opticals" : special effects technology on Star wars and Close encounters of the third kind - More plastic reality : the design and conception of Star wars and West Coast experimental filmmaking -- "More philosopical grey matter" : the production and aesthetic of Close encounters of the third kind -- Optical special effects into the 1980s : a well-oiled machine -- "Not-too-realistic" and intensified realistic approaches in the 1980s : traditional stop motion and showscan -- Conclusion: World-building and the legacy of 1970s special effects in contemporary cinema
Control code
889941119
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 362 pages
Isbn
9780231163538
Lccn
2014026529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)889941119

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