Please join the Chicago Film Seminar at 6:30 pm on Thursday, February 7 to welcome Thomas Elsaesser (University of Amsterdam) for his talk, "Reevaluating 3D." Tom Gunning (UChicago) will provide the response. The CFS will be held at DePaul's Loop Campus in the Daley Building at 14 E. Jackson Blvd., Room LL 102, using the State St. entrance located at 247 S. State.
Thursday, February 7 at 6:30pm
Thomas Elsaesser, University of Amsterdam
Respondent: Tom Gunning, U.Chicago
Elsaesser's talk will tease out the implications of two of his recent articles, "Avatar- Access for All" (New Review of Film and Television) and "The Return of 3D" (Critical Inquiry), to ask if, in light of what we know about a hundred years of Hollywood, we can finally evaluate whether or not 3D has been a force for good (progressive, liberal, emancipatory, utopian) or bad (reactionary, ideological, spearhead not only of capitalism but also of the military-entertainment complex)-- or if this very question is wrongly posed to begin with.