2-D performance and the re-aminated actor in science fiction cinema
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The difference in critical estimation of the cartoon-style comedies and science fiction animations has much to do with the divergent modes of address and performance styles associated with the two genres. Titan A. E. and Final Fantasy featured star voices, although these tended to belong to actors new to animation voiceover and who had clearer previous attachments to 'straight' as opposed to comic performance. As a genre that has been concerned with displacing ontological certainty, any sense of presence that a star performer might confer is often diluted in science fiction cinema. A Scanner Darkly works with the codes and conventions of both the animated cartoon and science fiction film and playfully puts the power of performance back on the agenda. Hollow Man's substituted performance via digital mapping and the extensive use of 'motion capture' in the creation of characters in Final Fantasy relied on the recording of human performance.

Genre and performance

Film and television


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