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In “Nostalgia for a Digital Object: Regrets on the Quickening of QuickTime,” Vivian Sobchack lauds the poetics of early QuickTime movies. While QuickTime movies aspire to be cinematic, they inevitably fall short of their goal. They are limited by the speed, memory, and bandwidth capacities of the computers in which they are housed. But it [...]
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Nostalgia for a Digital Object: Regrets on the Quickening of QuickTime
Summary by Larissa Fan
In this essay, Vivian Sobchack analyzes (early) QuickTime movies and sees in them a precious “digital object,” whose unique characteristics will be lost as we strive for ever faster and bigger QT works.
Sobchack argues that the realist drive in cinema, [...]