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Matters of gravity : special effects and supermen in the 20th century

Author: Scott Bukatman
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a collection of accessible and wide-ranging essays on cinema, the body and the experience of modernity. The text reveals how popular culture tames the threats posed by technology and urban modernity by immersing people in delirious, kinetic environments.
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Bukatman, Scott, 1957-
Matters of gravity.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)606997082
Online version:
Bukatman, Scott, 1957-
Matters of gravity.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607876031
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Bukatman
ISBN: 0822331322 9780822331322 0822331195 9780822331193
OCLC Number: 51058973
Description: xvi, 279 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Remembering Cyberspace --
There's always ... tomorrowland: Disney and the hypercinematic experience --
Gibson's typewriter --
X-Bodies: The torment of the mutant superhero (1994) --
Kaleidoscopic perceptions --
The artificial infinite: On special effects and the sublime --
The ultimate trip: Special effects and kaleidoscopic perception --
The grace of beings --
Taking shape: morphing and the performance of self --
Syncopated city: New York in musical film (1929-1961) --
The boys in the hoods: A song of the urban superhero (2000).
Responsibility: Scott Bukatman.

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