The true stars of star wars? Experimental filmmakers in the 1970s and 1980s special effects industry

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This article describes the participation of West Coast experimental filmmakers in the special effects industry of the 1970s and 1980s. I argue that although individuals working on films such as Star Wars had limited influence over the production, experimental filmmaking approaches to kineticism, the illusion of movement, and allover design of the film frame helped special effects practice remake fictional screen space in mainstream feature filmmaking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-145
Number of pages26
JournalFilm History: An International Journal
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Filmmaking
Special Effects
1970s
Industry
1980s
Star Wars
Experimental Filmmaker
Fiction
Illusion
Coast
Participation
Remake

Keywords

  • 1970s cinema
  • Blockbusters
  • Experimental film
  • Special effects
  • Star Wars
  • Technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • History

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The true stars of star wars? Experimental filmmakers in the 1970s and 1980s special effects industry. / Turnock, Julie.

In: Film History: An International Journal, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2014, p. 120-145.

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