Stereoscopic Timespaces: Directionality, Dimensionality and Temporality

  • Yong Liu


I develop a more specific discussion about the combination of spectacle and narrative in 3D films based on Wood’s (2002, 2007) notion of ‘timespaces’—distinctive spatiotemporal configurations that result from the splicing of original footage and digital effects in contemporary cinema—as well as her consideration of the multiple connotations of ‘spectacle.’ I categorise 3D timespaces into three types: primary stereoscopic timespace, dynamic stereoscopic timespace, and subjective stereoscopic timespace. Considering 3D timespaces as vehicles both for spectacle and for narrative action, this chapter provides a ‘springboard’ for the discussion of narrative tropes and techniques in the following chapters.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yong Liu
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  1. 1.Faculty of Arts and Social SciencesUniversiti Brunei DarussalamBandar Seri BegawanBrunei Darussalam

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