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Heresy of the Week – We need to get over our CGI fixation


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Heresy of the Week is a (mostly) weekly spot in which I entertain some of the unthinkable notions of geek-culture. The arguments I put forward are not always things I personally agree with, but often rhetorical devices designed to force myself (and maybe readers) out of the boxes which fan discussions can get caught in. But that aside, feel free to get yourselves worked up and your knickers in a twist if you really want to.

This week’s heresy:

CGI has made incredible leaps and bounds over the past few decades, resulting in incredible visuals. But the film industry’s headlong rush down the computer-generated highway, it is fast attaining a singular dominance, in danger of eclipsing not only other effects techniques, but plot and character development too.

Read on…