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- DescriptionIn the blockbuster film Avatar, science fiction and the techlogical prowess of director James Cameron meet in a heady concoction that, while visually ravishing, could easily be dismissed as eye candy. While critics most frequently acclaimed its breakthrough 3-D techlogy, close scrutiny of the film raises provocative questions about the relationship between mind and body, appearance and reality. It brings into focus the relationships of humans to their techlogy, their planet, and each other and highlights the nature and potential of film itself. This work explores the theoretical and philosophical issues brought to bear in Avatar, exploring the spaces between human and machine; techlogy and nature; chick flick and action-adventure; and old-fashioned storytelling and cutting-edge techlogy. Central to the book's analysis is an examination of the extent to which Avatar melds the seer and the seen, illuminating an alternative visual paradigm. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
- Author BiographyEllen Grabiner, Ph.D., is a visual artist and writer who teaches visual cultural studies and cinema and media studies in the communications department at Simmons College in Boston.
- Author(s)Ellen Grabiner
- PublisherMcFarland & Co Inc
- Date of Publication15/07/2012
- SubjectFilm, TV & Radio
- Place of PublicationJefferson, NC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcFarland & Co Inc
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight386 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
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