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The Making of a Spectacle

Nilsson, Christian LU (2013) FIVK01 20122
Film Studies
Abstract
New Zealand director Peter Jackson’s film style is primarily focused on a technical level. Special effects and progressive filmmaking are some of Jackson’s main characteristics. His trial and error methods have enabled him to be independent and inventive, resulting in unconventional techniques and original technology.
Much of the research made on Jackson and The Lord of the Rings treat subjects like adaptation, special effects, or the franchise. What is lacking in the spectra of study is a technical film style analysis. By examining specific elements such as the camerawork, lighting, editing, special effects, and behind-the-scenes, this essay distinguishes Jackson’s film style on a technical basis with an aesthetic emphasis, discussing... (More)
New Zealand director Peter Jackson’s film style is primarily focused on a technical level. Special effects and progressive filmmaking are some of Jackson’s main characteristics. His trial and error methods have enabled him to be independent and inventive, resulting in unconventional techniques and original technology.
Much of the research made on Jackson and The Lord of the Rings treat subjects like adaptation, special effects, or the franchise. What is lacking in the spectra of study is a technical film style analysis. By examining specific elements such as the camerawork, lighting, editing, special effects, and behind-the-scenes, this essay distinguishes Jackson’s film style on a technical basis with an aesthetic emphasis, discussing and giving examples on both the superior and inferior features of his different attributes. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Christian LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A technical and aesthetic style analysis of Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings'
course
FIVK01 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Peter Jackson, technical analysis, aesthetic analysis, film studies
language
English
id
3409065
date added to LUP
2013-02-04 10:47:23
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2013-02-04 10:47:23
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  abstract     = {New Zealand director Peter Jackson’s film style is primarily focused on a technical level. Special effects and progressive filmmaking are some of Jackson’s main characteristics. His trial and error methods have enabled him to be independent and inventive, resulting in unconventional techniques and original technology. 
Much of the research made on Jackson and The Lord of the Rings treat subjects like adaptation, special effects, or the franchise. What is lacking in the spectra of study is a technical film style analysis. By examining specific elements such as the camerawork, lighting, editing, special effects, and behind-the-scenes, this essay distinguishes Jackson’s film style on a technical basis with an aesthetic emphasis, discussing and giving examples on both the superior and inferior features of his different attributes.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Christian},
  keyword      = {Peter Jackson,technical analysis,aesthetic analysis,film studies},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Making of a Spectacle},
  year         = {2013},
}