Deceiving Death: The Myths behind De-aging Effects

Ori Levin*

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This article seeks to trace and describe the motivating force behind de-aging effects that rejuvenate actors and resurrect deceased stars. New techniques are often fabricated in order to solve a problem or fulfill a wish. This article uncovers the wish that lies at the root of de-aging effects by exploring the urge to wrestle with death and turn back time, not only in the films that use these effects but also in the history of cinema and in film theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-122
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Cinema and Media Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - 10 Dec 2023


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