My name is Connor Blue Harrison, a 24-year-old from Gainesville, Florida currently completing an M.S. in Journalism at Boston University.
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When CGI Wasn't Taken for Granted: How Groundbreaking Effects in Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park Informed their Narratives
Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) and Jurassic Park (1993) are considered landmark films in regards to their special effects; the T-1000 and the dinosaurs were considered ambitious projects modeled around still-new computer generated imagery. Two decades later, it feels that the modern summer blockbuster uses these effects to a fault rather than to intimately inform the narratives as was the case in those two films. Have filmmakers taken CGI for granted?
The show, as you point out, receives so much criticism for it’s portrayal (of everything brutal), so I find a feminist angle to be very refreshing. I hate Cersei, but love that she won (and Dany as well).
I had a grad school friend that loved HIMYM, definitely going to share it with them. The idea of a narrator (and focal point) of the overarching plot not being the protagonist is incredibly fascinating to me.
Really enjoyed this article. People theorize Breaking Bad a lot, but I’ve never seen such a thorough investigation of the objects and imagery as it informs the undercurrent of the plot.