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CGI's first bow

darrenhf writes about Tron

Steven Lisberger


Film: Tron.
Creator: Steven Lisberger

Encapsulated. Would you recommend this? why?

For the first major use of CGI it's a genre must see.

Time and Space: When and where I first encountered it

Helston's Flora cinema.

Recollection and revelations

TRON isn't a good film. The plot's rubbish and the acting's amateur, but the CGI stuff is still impressive (except when combined with live action).

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Highly recommended

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"It's great to be a thicky!"

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"Excellent piece on the book and author."

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"Couldn't have said it better myself, and didn't!"

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darrenhf liked this personal account of Red Dwarf
"Red Dwarf is part of a marriage now."

Sourdust appreciated an analysis of Invasion of the Body Snatchers
"Exposes the shallowness of the lazy critical orthodoxy."

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