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Cinema in the Digital Age Paperback – June 2, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1905674855 ISBN-10: 1905674856 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press; 1 edition (June 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905674856
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905674855
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,124,769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Clearly demonstrating the mainstreaming, permanence, and legitimacy of digital cinema, which was once considered avant-garde, this book is a must read for students of film and new media.



Cinema in the Digital Age is mandatory reading for any media theorist.... [it] should remain on your desk between Barthes's Camera Lucida and Manovich's The Language of New Media.... Rombes pumps out an unabashed humanist manifesto, finding beauty in the dirt and noise that resist the cleanliness of digital culture.

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More About the Author

Nicholas Rombes is author of the novel The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing (Two Dollar Radio, October 2014) as well as Ramones from the acclaimed 33 1/3 series published by Bloomsbury. He is a contributing editor at Filmmaker Magazine and has written for The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, The Rumpus, n+1, and other places. He is a professor of English at the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, Michigan.

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Books goes over what digital means as it changes the "language" of the film. Starts of with the concept of sampling and error, I think he did a great job here. Middle gets a bit muddled (other the book would get a 5 stars). End pulls things together, especially with the integration of time (i.e. kind of like Eisenstien meets Einstein meets Tarkovsky in a digital virtual world). Well worth the read, and probably the most comprehensive view on how digital is changing the film experience on a virtual and physical level.
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