From IBM to MGM: Cinema at the Dawn of the Digital Age

From IBM to MGM: Cinema at the Dawn of the Digital Age

By: Andrew Utterson (author)Paperback

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Andrew Utterson's unique study charts the beginnings of digital cinema, addressing both how filmmakers used new digital technologies and how attitudes and anxieties about the rise of the computer were represented in films such as Lang's Desk Set, Godard's Alphaville, Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and Crichton's Westworld.

About Author

ANDREW UTTERSON Senior Lecturer in Film and Digital Media at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. He is the editor of Technology and Culture: The Film Reader (2005) and co-editor of Film Theory: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies (2004).


Introduction.- Computers in the Workplace: IBM and the 'Electronic Brain' of Desk Set (1957).- From the Scrap-Heap to the Science Lab: The Pioneers of Computer Animation.- Tarzan vs. IBM: Humans and Computers in Alphaville (1965).- Digital Harmony: The Art and Technology Movement.- 'I'm Sorry Dave, I'm Afraid I Can't Do That': Artificial Intelligence in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).- Expanded Consciousness, Expanded Cinema: A Techno-Utopian Counterculture.- To See Ourselves as Androids See Us: The Pixel Perspectives of Westworld (1973).- Conclusion.- Filmography.- Bibliography.- Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781844573233
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9781844573233
  • ISBN10: 1844573230

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