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Contests and Simulations: Tron: Legacy ’s Connections with Technologies

Contests and Simulations: Tron: Legacy ’s Connections with Technologies aylish wood the trailer campaign for tron: legacy (2010) reintroduces the story-world of Kevin Flynn and the Grid first encountered in Tron (1982), while also showing off the latest incarnation of light cycles, disc battles, and recognizers. Though the film received mixed reviews for its story, the special effects--or F/X--sequences of Tron: Legacy were widely applauded on its release in late 2010. The F/X are central to the ways in which the film imagines the interiority of a computer game, with much of it depicting technological entities (Alter; Bradshaw; Ebert). Stories of technology also reside, however, in the connections between the story-world of Tron: Legacy and a range of contextual materials. In paying attention to these connections, Tron: Legacy offers an opportunity to expand ways of exploring technology in contemporary popular cinema. The contextual materials relevant to a discussion of technology in Tron: Legacy are primarily the mythology of Tron and also production culture disclosures. Contextual materials include stories that intersect with those of Tron-world and that have the capacity to prop up the fiction's story-world, extending or undermining it. The mythology of Tron starts with the original aylish wood has written articles on visual effects in cinema, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Film and Video University of Illinois Press

Contests and Simulations: Tron: Legacy ’s Connections with Technologies

Journal of Film and Video , Volume 66 (3) – Aug 29, 2014

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aylish wood the trailer campaign for tron: legacy (2010) reintroduces the story-world of Kevin Flynn and the Grid first encountered in Tron (1982), while also showing off the latest incarnation of light cycles, disc battles, and recognizers. Though the film received mixed reviews for its story, the special effects--or F/X--sequences of Tron: Legacy were widely applauded on its release in late 2010. The F/X are central to the ways in which the film imagines the interiority of a computer game, with much of it depicting technological entities (Alter; Bradshaw; Ebert). Stories of technology also reside, however, in the connections between the story-world of Tron: Legacy and a range of contextual materials. In paying attention to these connections, Tron: Legacy offers an opportunity to expand ways of exploring technology in contemporary popular cinema. The contextual materials relevant to a discussion of technology in Tron: Legacy are primarily the mythology of Tron and also production culture disclosures. Contextual materials include stories that intersect with those of Tron-world and that have the capacity to prop up the fiction's story-world, extending or undermining it. The mythology of Tron starts with the original aylish wood has written articles on visual effects in cinema,

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Journal of Film and VideoUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Aug 29, 2014

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