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Text and Spectacle in The Matrix Franchise

Bruce Isaacs

Bruce Isaacs is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on film history and theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Toward a New Film Aesthetic

Continuum, 2008

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... economic franchise. Gabriel's celebration of the political aesthetic of Third World Cinema and his critique of mainstream Hollywood, in these terms in which “consumption can be its own aesthetic reward,”See Bruce Isaacs and Theodore Louis...

The technological image

Bruce Isaacs

Bruce Isaacs is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on film history and theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Orientation of Future Cinema : Technology, Aesthetics, Spectacle

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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... of The Matrix’s bullet-time as wizardry? For Gaeta, bullet-time is a radical intrusion into the ontology of cinema (and narrative) time-progression.Isaacs, Toward a New Film Aesthetic, 142–7. Gaeta’s conceptual and methodological framework...

Theoretical trajectories in the age of late cinema: Time and space

Bruce Isaacs

Bruce Isaacs is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on film history and theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Orientation of Future Cinema : Technology, Aesthetics, Spectacle

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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... of narrative joint, nowhere better illustrated than in The Matrix’s famous bullet-time shot, in which the narrative pauses as an image of time is materialized on screen.Bruce Isaacs, Toward a New Film Aesthetic (New York: Continuum Press, 2008),...

The autonomous image of cinema

Bruce Isaacs

Bruce Isaacs is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on film history and theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Orientation of Future Cinema : Technology, Aesthetics, Spectacle

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...The image as object in reproduction I will propose that film be seen instead as an immanent set of processes, specifically as a series of relational processes and hybrid contexts comprising the artists’ and audience’s psychologies...

The Cinematic Real: Image, Text, Culture

Bruce Isaacs

Bruce Isaacs is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on film history and theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Toward a New Film Aesthetic

Continuum, 2008

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... ultimately, genericity, reinscribes the original utterance (the veracity of which is now redundant) into a cinematic simulacrum. Tarantino's cinematic images bear the verisimilitude of a cinematic simulation. In Pulp Fiction, Butch (Bruce...

A Notion of Film Aesthetics

Bruce Isaacs

Bruce Isaacs is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on film history and theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Toward a New Film Aesthetic

Continuum, 2008

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...Engaging the Aesthetic Impulse Contemporary cultural formations have been theorized through postmodern ideas of fragmentation, distillation, and a “politics of difference” that has questioned fixed notions of identity and subjectivity. How...

Spectacle affect

Bruce Isaacs

Bruce Isaacs is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on film history and theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Orientation of Future Cinema : Technology, Aesthetics, Spectacle

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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... see Bruce Isaacs, ‘Technologies of New Experience: On Cinema, 3-D and the Imaginary’, Stereoscopic Media, November 30, 2011, http://www.stereoscopicmedia.org/?p=110 [accessed December 21, 2011]. I prefer Rombes’s model of an avatar vision,...

New American cinemas: 1967–79

Bruce Isaacs

Bruce Isaacs is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on film history and theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Orientation of Future Cinema : Technology, Aesthetics, Spectacle

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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... aesthetic in film analysis, it must signify more than the ‘purely visual’, or the ‘purely aural’.Isaacs, Toward a New Film Aesthetic, 85–8. Bay’s Transformers is a marvel of spectacle mass entertainment not least because of its commodity...

On cinematic experience

Bruce Isaacs

Bruce Isaacs is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on film history and theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Orientation of Future Cinema : Technology, Aesthetics, Spectacle

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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... that was somehow absent even in lived experience? I wonder if new cinemas, new kinds of framing of the forgotten past, will have the same wonder as tactile, degraded, and perpetually degrading, film stock?Bruce Isaacs, ‘Do Not Screen – Frames 1321–1332’,...

New cinematic imaginaries

Bruce Isaacs

Bruce Isaacs is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on film history and theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Orientation of Future Cinema : Technology, Aesthetics, Spectacle

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Teleological and transcendental narratives in image media: The Dark Knight Rises, IMAX film, and HFR cinema Every new development added to the cinema must, paradoxically, take it nearer and nearer to its origins. In short, cinema has...