RESCHEDULED The Special Effects Business Is An Oxymoron: An Historical Perspective


Who makes the visual effects for contemporary blockbusters?

Employing analyses of industry discourse and global media structures, this talk reveals the historical traces of the smooth corporate rhetoric of “convergence,” “cooperation” and “synergy” that has led to a destabilization in the aesthetic, technology, and labor of these big-budget films.

Friday, November 20 | 1 PM
CJ 1.114  | Communication & Journalism Building
Loyola Campus, Concordia University,  7141 rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Julie Turnock is Assistant Professor of Media and Cinema Studies at the University of Illinois. She is the author of Plastic Reality: Special Effects, Art and Technology in 1970s US Filmmaking (Columbia UP) and has published research on the history of special effects and on digital cinema.

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Media History Research Centre presents Reimagining Cinema: Film at Expo 67 

A roundtable discussion in response to the publication of “Reimagining Cinema: Film at Expo 67,” edited by Monika Kin Gagnon and Janine Marchessault.

Scott MacKenzie from Queen’s University and Inderbir Singh Riar from Carleton University will join Concordia University’s Monika Kin Gagnon, Haidee Wasson, as well as moderator, Jeremy Stolow.


Join us!
Wednesday, October 28
4:30 to 6:00 PM
RF 110,
Jesuit Conference Centre,
Loyola Campus,
Concordia University,
7141 rue Sherbrooke O.

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