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An introductory study that seeks to explore the distinctive language of animation, its production processes, who makes it, under what conditions and with what purpose. Paul Wells challenges the prominence of live-action movie-making as the first form of cinema. Includes extensive analysis of individual animators and their operation within studios such as Disney and Dreamworks, and is completely up-to-date, featuring the current hit 'Shrek'. An introductory study that seeks to explore the distinctive language of animation, its production processes, who makes it, under what conditions and with what purpose. Animation arguably provides the greatest opportunity for distinctive moesls of 'auteurism' and revises generic categories. Paul Wells challenges the prominence of live-action movie-making as the first form of cinema. Includes extensive analysis of individual animators and their operation within studios such as Disney and Dreamworks. The book investigates the use of animation in genres from horror and science fiction to documentary and propoganda, and is completely up-to-date, featuring the current hit 'Shrek'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781903364208
ISBN-10: 1903364205
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 150mm x 10mm)
Pages: 150
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paul Wells

Paul Wells is Head of the Media Portfolio at the University of Teeside and the author of 'The Horror Genre' (2000, Wallflower Press).

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