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Realising Middle-earth: Production design and film technology

Realising Middle-earth: Production design and film technology
Realising Middle-earth: Production design and film technology
Tolkien’s hatred of industrialisation comes through in the firepits of Isengard. Yet the films depend on the use of and innovation in new media technologies, and much of our viewing pleasure comes from appreciating the craft that has gone into them. We watch entranced by a double magic: the fascination of illusion, and the fascination of how it has been achieved. The contest between the dark arts and white magic in the film is, among other things, a parable about the uses of technology.
9780719071980
185-191
Manchester University Press
Cubitt, Sean
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Margolis, Harriet
Cubitt, Sean
King, Barry
Jutel, Thierry
Cubitt, Sean
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Margolis, Harriet
Cubitt, Sean
King, Barry
Jutel, Thierry

Cubitt, Sean (2008) Realising Middle-earth: Production design and film technology. In, Margolis, Harriet, Cubitt, Sean, King, Barry and Jutel, Thierry (eds.) Studying the Event Film: The Lord of the Rings. Manchester, GB. Manchester University Press, pp. 185-191.

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Tolkien’s hatred of industrialisation comes through in the firepits of Isengard. Yet the films depend on the use of and innovation in new media technologies, and much of our viewing pleasure comes from appreciating the craft that has gone into them. We watch entranced by a double magic: the fascination of illusion, and the fascination of how it has been achieved. The contest between the dark arts and white magic in the film is, among other things, a parable about the uses of technology.

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Published date: 2008

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Local EPrints ID: 179901
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/179901
ISBN: 9780719071980
PURE UUID: d1bfe7c9-0ad8-495e-9cda-6be19f7506f6

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Last modified: 18 Sep 2020 16:35

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