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July 1 @ 8:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm

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12:00 pm

Parallax Effects: Postwar Modernity and the Uncanny Optics of 3D Cinema

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2135 SSMS Building, SSMS Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4010 United States
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Parallax Effects: Postwar Modernity and the Uncanny Optics of 3D Cinema

This paper argues that the uncanny optics of stereoscopic 3D cinema made it an ideal format for the Hollywood’s investigation of the culture and experience of technological modernity in the postwar era. Focusing on the 3D versions of House of Wax (André de Toth, 1953) and Dial M for Murder (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954), I analyze … Continued

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