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The Machinima Reader$
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Henry Lowood and Michael Nitsche

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015332

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015332.001.0001

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Machinima?

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Machinima?

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(p.177) 11 How Do You Solve a Problem Like Machinima?
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The Machinima Reader
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Michael Pigott

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015332.003.0012

This chapter describes two broadly defined movements in machinima. The first evolutionary trajectory is that of machinima oriented toward a cinematic ideal, the second is an unguided and almost careless movement toward an individuated, self-sufficient, and ultimately new form language. In looking at these two movements it attempts to identify, with the aid of some specific examples, elements of style that are borrowed and elements that are newly emergent. The analysis focuses on examples of machinima made in World of Warcraft.

Keywords:   machinima, cinematic ideal, language, World of Warcraft

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