The End of Cinema?: A Medium in Crisis in the Digital Age (Film and Culture Series)

The End of Cinema?: A Medium in Crisis in the Digital Age (Film and Culture Series)

Philippe Marion


Is a movie watched on a video display nonetheless cinema? Have electronic compositing, movement seize, and different complicated applied sciences remade or obliterated the craft? Rooted of their speculation of the "double start of media," André Gaudreault and Philippe Marion take a favorable examine cinema's ongoing electronic revolution and reaffirm its valuable position in a quickly increasing media landscape.

The authors commence with an outline of the extraordinary positions held through opposing camps within the debate over cinema: the "digitalphobes" who lament the implosion of cinema and the "digitalphiles" who rejoice its new, important incarnation. all through, they remind readers that cinema hasn't ever been a static medium yet a sequence of methods and changes powering a dynamic artwork. From their standpoint, the electronic revolution is the 8th significant situation within the historical past of films, with extra disruptions to come back. Brokering a peace between either side, Gaudreault and Marion emphasize the cultural perform of cinema over inflexible claims on its id, relocating towards a standard notion of cinema to raised comprehend the place it's headed next.

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