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Jonathan Nichols-Pethick <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 5 Nov 1999 13:16:48 -0500
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Just off the top of my head, you might check out Janet Murray's _Hamlet on
the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace_ (New York: The Free
Press, 1997).  She does a nice job of connecting new technologies with
larger aesthetic concerns.

Also, and here's where my memory might be faulty, it might also be
interesting to note that, as I recall, one of the first Hollywood feature
films to be edited entirely on an AVID system (or at least AVID-like) was
a rather run-of-the-mill Geena Davis vehicle called "Angie" (directed by
Martha Coolidge).  I seem to remember it's press-kit making a big deal
about the break with traditional editing practices (no more overflowing
bins, etc.). Of course, the extent of the use of the digital technology in
this case would have been simply digitzing the film footage for editing
(not for effects). Other filmmakers, of course, made sporadic and far more
interesting use of non-linear technology before this, but it might be
worth looking into anyway, if only because of the film's very standard,
traditional approach.

Can anybody out there corroborate or correct my memory of this?

On Fri, 5 Nov 1999, Ayse Unal wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm working on digital technologies effects (and would be effects) on cinema
> aesthetics as MA thesis. The concentration will be on non-lineer editing,
> but I'm at the very beginning of research, so any related material will be
> of great help. Is there any books, magazines, articles, film examples that
> one shouldn't miss and esp websites or anything anyone can recommend?
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