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12 MARCH 2012

What Dreams May Come: imagining a painted world through vfx

"Ward's 'What Dreams May Come,' starring Robin Williams was nominated for production design in addition to winning an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. The film, tells an epic love story of soul mates separated by death. The story would inspire Ward to envision the afterlife as a painted world, incorporating state–of–the–art, adapted, and entirely new visual effects technologies in an original, fully articulated, filmic view of imagined realms that may await us after death."

(Saville Productions)






1998after deathafterlifeallegory • Annabella Sciorra • Aotearoa New Zealandboundary-crossingcontemplating mortality • Cuba Gooding Jr. • deathdreamemotion • eternity • Eurydiceexpressionexpressionisticexternalisationfantasyfantasy about deathfictional worldfilmflowerflowersheavenhellin the mindin transitin-limbointernal quest • Joel Hynek • Josh Rosen • LIDARlifelove storymemorymilestonemortalitymoving paintingNew Zealand filmmaker • Nick Brooks • oozingOrpheusOscarpaintpaint our own surroundingspainted worldpainting • Pierre Jasmin • psychologyremembrance • representing emotions • Richard Matheson • Robin Williams • romantic love • Ronald Bass • Scott Huntsman • self-realisationSFXsoulmatesspecial effectssurrealisticthemethreshold spaceunderworldVFXVincent Wardvisceral experiencevisual effectsvisual metaphorvisual spectacle • What Dreams May Come (1998) • wifeworld of the story


Simon Perkins
08 DECEMBER 2009

An Unidentified Species: Horror, The Body and Early Television

"it was hoped that horror materials would establish a 'new aesthetic' for television drama that would both create a distinctive feel and exploit features seen as specific to the medium of television (Cooke 2003: 16). For example, Jacobs quotes a memo from Robert MacDermot , Head of BBC Television Drama, to Cecil McGiven, Head of Television, in which he suggests that ghost stories might be well suited to television, and could be used to 'create a very effective eerie atmosphere' (Quoted in Jacobs 2000: 97). Rather than a situation in which 'made–for–television horror would seem to be by definition impossible' (Waller 1987: 159), the BBC seemed to both hope and fear that the ' intimate' quality of television would make it particularly effective as a horror medium."

(Mark Jancovich)

Fig.1 1953 original BBC TV version starred Isobel Dean as Judith Carroon and Reginald Tate as Professor Bernard Quatermass in The Quatermass Experiment.



1953BBC • Catherine Johnson • Charles Barr • formatgenrehorror • Lez Cooke • made-for-television • mediummilestone • Quatermass Experiment • serial • serial format • television • television serial • TVvisual communication


Simon Perkins

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