[-empyre-] empyre Digest, Vol 107, Issue 9

Richard Wright futurenatural at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Oct 11 20:46:42 EST 2013

Yello all,

not quite sure I follow the point you're (both) making about the "absence of new media and technologies influences" in the movies.

Aren't the two movies Tim Murray describes examples of just that?
The first "Snowpiercer" is described as using copious amounts of computer animation technologies. And the second "Anatomy of a Paper Clip" is described as using a (digital?) stop motion style of performance which would indicate the strong influence of technologies on artistic style.

So are they absent or not absent? Are you saying that these movies are rare exceptions? (which would not have struck me as the case).

Richard Wright

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> Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:44:22 +0000
> From: Timothy Conway Murray <tcm1 at cornell.edu>
> To: soft_skinned_space <empyre at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au>
> Subject: [-empyre-] Youngmin and things at BIFF
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> Yet, Renate and I have enjoyed two films that seem to thrive on such convergences.  The Korean director Bong Joon-ho screened his extraordinary film, Snowpiercer, which tells an eerie and violent tale of social upheaval in the new postglobal warming ice age, as the survivors circle the globe in a hierarchically ordered train, with a marvelous performance by Tilda Swinton.  The marvel is how the film successfully cut between dazzling animated sequences of the train crashing through icebergs and the traditional analogue representation of the diegesis. We enjoyed the flipside of this tonight while watching Japanese director Akira Ikeda's Anatomy of a Paper Clip (a miminalist sado-masochistic portrayal of class abjection in which directing evoked a combination of realist miminalism and pared down animation).  While the film contained no animation until the credits, the actors every movements seemed to embody the craft of top-motion animation as nuanced in the digital scene.
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> From: Renate Ferro <rtf9 at cornell.edu>
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> Subject: Re: [-empyre-] Youngmin and things at BIFF
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> Thanks Tim for encapsulating Youngmin's session.
> One of the themes of the Busan Film Festival Forum has been the convergence
> of contemporary cross-disciplinary interests with time-based media and
> film. I concur with Tim that the striking absence of new media and
> technologies influences is definitely noteworthy.

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