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Written by a team of veteran scholars and emerging talents, The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies maps the international traditions of the field, drawing out regional differences in the way that intellectual reflection on cinema and film has been transformed into a field of systematic inquiry. It reflects on the field's conceptual infrastructure, the dominant paradigms and debates, and evaluates their continuing salience. Finally, it looks optimistically to the future of film, the institution of cinema, and the discipline of Film Studies at a time when the very existence of film is being called into question by new technological, industrial, and aesthetic developments.

Film in the Context of Digital Media
Film in the context of digital media
ScottMcQuire

In 1997, as the extended celebrations of the first centenary of cinema were winding down, I undertook a research project examining the impact of digital technology on Australian film production (see McQuire, 1997). One of the most striking features of the several dozen interviews I conducted that year was that everyone I talked to – from leading directors, cinematographers, editors and those involved in various aspects of post-production, to producers and film educators – was unanimous that future cinema would no longer depend on film. While the time-frame for such a transition varied, no one doubted the trajectory towards cinema without celluloid. A decade on, much has changed, but film is still ...

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