At the Time of Transition

The introduction of new technologies would always spark debates about their nature and cause self-reflection in the culture absorbing it (Thorburn & Jenkins 2003, 4).  According to Sean Cubitt (2010), in the digital age “the meaning of … cinema has changed”, and yet we are still uncertain of what these changes are.  Through an analysis of Neil Blomkamp’s 2009 film District 9, I hope to examine in this essay the crossroad that we are faced with – the merging and confusion of boundaries between the old and the new made possible by digitisation.

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