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Used Universes and Immaculate Realities: Appropriation and Authorship in the Age of Previzualization

Bob Rehak

in More Than Meets the Eye: Special Effects and the Fantastic Transmedia Franchise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479813155
eISBN:
9781479897070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479813155.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

One of the biggest changes in franchise building has been the refinement of digital tools for previsualizing special effects. This chapter explores the creation of the original Star Wars (1977), ... More


The Case for Calling George Lucas the “White Tyler Perry”

Paul N. Reinsch

in From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807045
eISBN:
9781496807083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Incomparing and contrasting Perry’s media influence with that of another famous director, Paul Reinsch concludes the collection by reframing the media discourse around Tyler Perry’s work and career ... More


A More Plastic Reality: The Design and Conception of Star Wars and West Coast Experimental Filmmaking

Julie A. Turnock

in Plastic Reality: Special Effects, Technology, and the Emergence of 1970s Blockbuster Aesthetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163538
eISBN:
9780231535274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163538.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the design and conception of the aesthetic of Star Wars. George Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) designed its 1970s photorealistic special effects to match the 1970s ... More


Farm Worker Futurisms in Speculative Culture: George Lucas and Ester Hernandez

Curtis Marez

in Farm Worker Futurism: Speculative Technologies of Resistance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816672318
eISBN:
9781452954288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672318.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In Chapter Three, I suggest that the technological visions of California agribusiness in the films of George Lucas and the art of Ester Hernandez connect agribusiness to influential forms of white ... More


The Expanded Blockbuster: The Auteurist Aesthetics of 1970s Special Effects–Driven Filmmaking

Julie A. Turnock

in Plastic Reality: Special Effects, Technology, and the Emergence of 1970s Blockbuster Aesthetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163538
eISBN:
9780231535274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163538.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines auteurism and special effects-driven blockbuster filmmaking. Auteurism, an approach to mid-century filmmaking in which a film reflects the director's personal creative vision, ... More


Awe and Aggression: The Experience of Erasure in The Phantom Menace and The Celebration

Ariel Rogers

in Cinematic Appeals: The Experience of New Movie Technologies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159173
eISBN:
9780231535786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159173.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies the aesthetic transformations accompanying the technological shift in the late 1990s, focusing on two films widely identified as watersheds for digital cinema: George Lucas's ... More


Eating the Audience: Blockbusters

in Solar Flares: Science Fiction in the 1970s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318344
eISBN:
9781846317798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317798.014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Blockbuster cinema offers the audience an opportunity to experience awe and the sublime by taking them on a rollercoaster ride of action-adventure highlighted by stunts and special effects. Such ... More


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