Flickers of film : nostalgia in the time of digital cinema /

Whether paying tribute to silent films in Hugo and The Artist or celebrating arcade games in Tron: Legacy and Wreck-It-Ralph, Hollywood suddenly seems to be experiencing a wave of intense nostalgia for outmoded technologies. To what extent is that a sincere lament for modes of artistic production th...

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Main Author: Sperb, Jason, 1978- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2016]
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Introduction: Self-Theorizing Nostalgia
  • 1. I'll (Always) Be Back: Virtual Performances; or, The Cinematic Logic of Late Capitalism
  • 2. They Saw No Future: New Nostalgia Movies and Digital Exhibition
  • 3. Digital Decasia: Preserving Film, Database Histories, and the Potential Value of Reflective Nostalgia
  • 4. Going Home . . . for the First Time: Pixar Studios, Digital Animation, and the Limits of Reflective Nostalgia
  • 5. TRON Legacies: Disney and Nostalgia Blockbusters in the Age of Transmedia Storytelling
  • 6. Game (Not) Over: Video-Game Pastiche and Nostalgic Disavowals in the Postcinematic Era
  • Conclusion: On Clouds and Be Kind Rewind
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Author