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Intangible space: three-dimensional technology in Hugo and IMAX in The Dark Knight

Wood, Aylish (2013) Intangible space: three-dimensional technology in Hugo and IMAX in The Dark Knight. Convergence: The International Journal of Research Into New Media Technologies, 19 (4). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1354-8565. (doi:DOI: 10.1177/1354856513501414) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Intangible spaces exist as a particular gathering together of influences, including those of people, things, locations and technologies. They are fascinating for thinking about how technologies influence cinematic space. This discussion of digital three-dimensional (3D) technologies in Hugo and the image maximum (IMAX) format in The Dark Knight uses paratexts to elaborate on this idea. Paratexts released in conjunction with Hugo are used to introduce an understanding of digital 3D cinematic space as something that is built as opposed to recorded. Those of The Dark Knight show film-makers encountering unexpected spaces arising from their use of IMAX technologies. By paying attention to the parameters of intangible space in The Dark Knight, the IMAX format is configured not as seamlessly immersive but as a location that offers multiple points of engagement for an audience. Both these examples demonstrate how thinking in terms of relationality, mediation and entanglement describes a cinematic space given shape by and through technologies.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: DOI: 10.1177/1354856513501414
Uncontrolled keywords: 3D, cinematic space, entanglement, Hugo, immersion, The Dark Knight
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Film
Depositing User: Aylish Wood
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2013 08:18 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:03 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35284 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Wood, Aylish: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8264-6574
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