Similarly whissel proposes that certain spectacular special effects shots or sequences in contemporary cinema function not as empty visual dazzle but as sites of intense signification that give stunning and sometimes allegorical expression to a films key themes anxieties and conceptual obsessions p 6. Spectacular digital effects cgi and contemporary cinema share book pages 224 illustrations 55 photographs published march 2014 author kristen whissel subjects cultural studies media studies film media technologies by developing the concept of the digital effects emblem kristen whissel contributes a new analytic rubric to cinema studies an effects emblem is a spectacular . Spectacular digital effects cgi and contemporary cinema by kristen whissel kristen whissel kristen whissel is professor of film and media at the university of california berkeley she is the author of picturing american modernity traffic technology and the silent cinema also published by duke university press search for other works by this author on this site google duke university . Request pdf on apr 1 2015 colin williamson published spectacular digital effects cgi and contemporary cinema find read and cite all the research you need on researchgate. The first in a series of quarterly columns featuring discussions with scholars on their latest monographs and the evolving field of film and media studies
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