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Meg Rickards – Uncanny breaches, flimsy borders

Jan Švankmajer’s conscious and unconscious worlds Introduction The portrayal of a character’s subjective, ‘inner’ experience onscreen is an enduring challenge for the filmmaker. Many techniques for conveying fantasies or dreams, such as blurring the frame’s edges, cross-dissolves and bleached colour, … Continue reading

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Matthew Butler & Lucie Joschko – Final Fantasy or The Incredibles

Ultra-realistic animation, aesthetic engagement and the uncanny valley Introduction This paper examines the aesthetic qualities of two animated feature films, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within and The Incredibles, as a precursor to considering what issues are associated with the shift … Continue reading

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Katharine Buljan – The Uncanny and the Robot in the Astro Boy Episode “Franken”

Introduction In the story of ‘Franken’, by Osamu Tezuka, humans flee in horror at the sight of a robot named Franken,1 unaware that he is actually on a search for his lost friend, as well as for mechanical pieces to … Continue reading

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