This book explores the relationship between 2D and 3D animation, simulation, and live action cinema using the work of Tim Burton as a context. McMahan argues that cinema and animation have always had a different relationship and interdependence than we have supposed and that this relationship can be observed in changes to horror and fantasy film genres as well as changes in the use of special effects.
This book celebrates the achievements of Alice Guy Blaché (1873–1968), the first woman motion picture director and producer. From 1896 to 1907, she created films for Gaumont in Paris. In 1907, she moved to the United States and established her own film company, Solax. From 1914 to 1920, Guy Blaché was an independent director for a number of film companies.
"Madame a des Envies: Runaway Desire in the Gaumont Films of Alice Guy" Le Cinema au tournant du siecle/The Cinema at the Turn of the Century, The proceedings of the Third International DOMITOR Conference (New York 1994), edited by Claire Dupre la Tour, Andre Gaudreault and Roberta Pearson.