The Orientation of Future Cinema

The Orientation of Future Cinema

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What is the fate of cinema in an age of new technologies, new aesthetic styles, new modes of cultural production and consumption? What becomes of cinema and a century-long history of the moving image when the theatre is outmoded as a social and aesthetic space, as celluloid gives over to digital technology, as the art-house and multiplex are overtaken by a proliferation of home entertainment systems? The Orientation of Future Cinema offers an ambitious and compelling argument for the continued life of cinema as image, narrative and experience. Commencing with LumiAurea€™s Arrival of a Train at a Station, Bruce Isaacs confronts the threat of contemporary digital technologies and processes by returning to cinemaa€™s complex history as a technological and industrial phenomenon. The technology of moving images has profoundly changed; and yet cinema materialises ever more forcefully in digital capture and augmentation, 3-D perception and affect, High Frame Rate cinema, and the evolution of spectacle as the dominant aesthetic mode in contemporary studio production.... Sony to install the digital apparatus in the week preceding the first screening of Final Cut; troubleshooting had taken two full ... (whichI havecurrently paused infront of me, screening on a52a€ LCD Sony Bravia TV), of unfathomable resolution.

Title:The Orientation of Future Cinema
Author:Bruce Isaacs
Publisher:A&C Black - 2013-02-14


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