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The End of Cinema?: A Medium in Crisis in the Digital Age

André Gaudreault and Philippe Marion


Is a film watched on a video screen still cinema? Have digital compositing, motion capture, and other advanced technologies remade or obliterated the craft? Rooted in the hypothesis of the “double birth of media,” the book takes a positive look at cinema's ongoing digital revolution and reaffirms its central place in a rapidly expanding media landscape. It begins with an overview of the extreme positions held by opposing camps in the debate over cinema: the “digitalphobes” who lament the implosion of cinema and the “digitalphiles” who celebrate its new, vital incarnation. Throughout, the book ... More

Keywords: cinema, digital revolution, motion capture, digital compositing, motion pictures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231173575
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231173575.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

André Gaudreault, author

Philippe Marion, author