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A. CGI was frst introduced in the 1958 live-action flm, “Vertigo,” in the opening sequence animation. John Whitney, a pioneer of the age, experimented to bring about a feeling of vertigo.

B. In 1986 “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” introduced novel concepts like the digital morphing of face. CGI was quickly becoming an indispensable and increasingly popular tool for directors and flmmakers.

C. In 1999, “The Matrix” made a breakthrough in CGI. With multiple cameras, flm directors Katsuhiro Otomo and Yuen Woo-ping created the famous airborne fght scenes and bullet-dodging slow-motion shots.

D. “Dune 2” was lauded for its fght scenes and the fact that it was almost impossible to tell what was and wasn’t CGI, with the general public praising the seamless integration of the special efects.

The digital frontier of Computer Generated Images

Claire Guo and Yvonne Wu April 1, 2024

The theater darkens and lights flash across the faces of a crowd of entranced movie-goers. In mere seconds, the room is transformed into a desert oasis, with fantastical fight scenes and magical battles,...

 A studio executive adding another uncessary spinoff to pile of previous sequels, spinoffs and remakes, while neglecting to fund newer, more creative film efforts.

The pitfalls of sequels and spinoffs

Inaaya Yousuf, Staffer February 6, 2023

“What happens next?” is often the question lingering in viewers’ minds at the end of a movie. While best answered by viewers’ imagination, studios take it upon themselves to do it, often corrupting...

An example of race-swapping in the new live-action remake of Ariel starring the African American actor Halle Bailey as Ariel, compared to the original debut Disney film, which portrayed Ariel as caucasian.

Race swapping is more than a marketing strategy

Eileen Zhu, In-Depth Editor December 12, 2022

Some modern interpretations of pre-existing movie franchises switch ethnicities of characters, sparking debate about how justified race swapping is, an increasingly common trend in Hollywood. Although...

Despite internal drama, Dont Worry Darling proves itself beyond expectations

Despite internal drama, Don’t Worry Darling proves itself beyond expectations

Eileen Zhu, In-Depth Editor October 10, 2022

The psychological thriller “Don’t Worry Darling” is a mind-bending dystopian film which comments on the stereotypical roles of men and women in society. Although the film fell under public scrutiny...

What is Lynbrook watching?

What is Lynbrook watching?

Apurva Krishnamurthy, News Editor October 10, 2022

the Epic staffer Apurva Krishnamurthy interviews Lynbrook students about their favorite tv shows and entertainment genres.  

The Golden Globes 2021 adapted to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, longstanding issues of lack of diversity in nominations and winners overshadowed the event.

Golden Globes 2021: Some new changes, some old grievances

Priyanka Anand, Web Editor March 10, 2021

The 78th Golden Globe Awards were a more-than-fitting metaphor for 2021: messy, weird, full of Zoom audio issues and spontaneously funny. Celebrities appeared pixelated, with their extravagant finery,...

The media often portrays teenage life to be more carefree than it actually is.

The false portrayal of teens in media

Stella Huang, Photo Editor December 9, 2020

Every teenager experiences struggles while going through adolescence, but in many high school movies and TV shows, the main characters tend to spend most of their time in glamorous and unrealistic social...

Happy holidays! Released Nov. 22, Frozen 2 made box office records as the sequel to the Disney animated movie.

Holiday Movies: Frozen 2

Medha Upadhyay, Features Editor December 11, 2019

It’s official: Disney has managed to recreate the magic. Anna and Elsa are back with the whole gang, and Frozen fever is back in full force.   The royal sisters don’t feel quite the same...

Green Book cruises past controversy to pick up problematic Best Picture win

Green Book cruises past controversy to pick up problematic Best Picture win

Divya Nelakonda, News Editor April 1, 2019

Nearly 30 years after “Driving Ms. Daisy” won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, “Green Book’s” Best Picture win at the 2019 Academy Awards feels like déjà vu. When “Green Book” was first...

Paddleton tugs at the heart yet remains uninteresting

“Paddleton” tugs at the heart yet remains uninteresting

Belinda Zhou, Opinion Editor March 29, 2019

When a large mass and several lesions are found on his CT scan, all Michael can muster is an “it’s okay.” After watching “Paddleton,” all I could muster was “it’s okay.” “Paddleton”...