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Department
English Textual Studies
Course Code
ETS 154
Professor
L.Scheibel
Lecture
24

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November 28, 2016
Digital Cinema (Week 14)
Side by Side (Christopher Kenneally, 2012)
Origins of Cinema
-Not in literature or narrative theater, but amusement parks (like Coney Island)
-Demonstrations of new cinematic technology
“Cinema of Attractions”
-Film historian Tom Gunning coined this term to refer to the defining characteristics in cinema
before 1906: its ability to show something
-Cinema was an exhibitionist medium, less a vehicle for telling stories than as a way to present
the realistic illusion of movement (“actualities”) or illusionist stage effect (“trick films”)
“Aesthetic of Astonishment”
-Historical audiences were not so naive as to stake a filmed image for reality (a train about to
run them over). Rather, shock/surprise was the result of the discontinuity between what they
knew to be true and what they felt to be true
-Georges Méliès and the Lumière Brothers
Digital Film: Cinema in Post-Celluloid Era of 21st Century
-“Digital film” is something of an oxymoronic term: “films” are no longer photographically
based, and digital animation/visual effects offer a simulation of the real rather than an index of
a physical reality
-Is this the “death of cinema” or the return of “attractions” and “astonishment”
-Star Wars Ep II: Attack of the Clones 2002
First film shot entirely in digital
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