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Realising Middle-earth: Production design and film technology

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 ?repits of Isengard. Yet the ?lms 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 ?lm is, among other things, a parable about the uses of technology.

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Published date: 2008


Local EPrints ID: 179901
ISBN: 9780719071980
PURE UUID: d1bfe7c9-0ad8-495e-9cda-6be19f7506f6

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Date deposited: 07 Apr 2011 14:11
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:02

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Author: Sean Cubitt
Editor: Harriet Margolis
Editor: Sean Cubitt
Editor: Barry King
Editor: Thierry Jutel

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