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Cinematic Appeals: The Experience of New Movie Technologies

Ariel Rogers


This book looks at the effect of technological innovation on the cinema experience, specifically the introduction of widescreen and stereoscopic 3D systems in the 1950s, the rise of digital cinema in the 1990s and the transition to digital 3D since 2005. It explains how widescreen cinema promised to draw the viewer into the world of the screen, enabling larger-than-life close-ups of already larger-than-life actors. This technology fostered the illusion of physically entering a film, enhancing the semblance of realism. It goes on to detail how the digital era has been less concerned with the vi ... More

Keywords: cinema experience, widescreen cinema, stereoscopic 3D systems, digital cinema, digital 3D, realism, cinematic technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231159173
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231159173.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ariel Rogers, author
Northwestern University