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Title: 3-D films : birth of an artificial world and the new reality.
Authors: Teng, Angela Li Rong.
Keywords: DRNTU::Humanities
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: Siegfried Kracauer states that the “human consciousness is increasingly led away from totality, reality, and immediate experience, and towards the pseudo-reality of a form of distracted mass culture” and the condition of this phenomenon lies within the purposeful structure of 3-D movies (Aitkin 157). By using films such as Audioscopiks (1935), The Polar Express (2004) and Avatar (2009), I will look into the condition of the human consciousness within the mass culture divide, exploring on the understanding of the concept of “Distraction” that influences and shapes the mass culture phenomenon that is present in these films. What we view as normal films actually do have greater meaning within them. We may not know of it but we are the ones that are willing parties wanting to be distracted and this condition is attributed to the current stressful conditions of modernity. Can the society find a resolution to this situation or are we just as clueless?
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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