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This was never apparent during its initial theatrical run where it received mixed reviews and was not a box-office success. However, it was the first film, aside from the rebel conference scene in Star Wars , to use computer-generated effects and opened up a technological world that led to Pixar and the CGI effects revolution of the s and beyond. On a conceptual level, Tron conceived of Virtual Reality before anyone ever thought of the idea and was the first film to depict cyberspace before William Gibson coined the term and the World Wide Web ever came into existence.
Over the years, Tron became regarded as a cult classic and there have been plans since the late s to make a sequel. For a number of years, original director Steven Lisberger was planning a sequel to be called Tron 2. There were various stalled plans throughout most of the early 00s, which never amounted to anything until Disney brought director Joseph Kosinski in to make a promotional trailer that was referred to at the time as Tr2n.
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It is important to see that the world that Tron Legacy enters into is a very different one to the one that Tron came out in. Tron came out before the existence of the internet; Tron Legacy comes out at a time when most of our lives are lived online in terms of social networking, gaming, chatrooms, internet dating, and where online shopping and news have rendered increasingly obsolete concepts that were solid fixtures of society in such as retail outlets and newspapers. Tron Legacy comes in the era of Windows 7; Tron came out before the advent of Windows or even the graphical user interface — in the original, you can see all the computing being conducted by typed command line interface.
Tron came at a time when computer animation was in its infancy and largely limited to simple wire-frame shapes and primary colours; by the time of Tron Legacy , this has advanced to the point that 61 year-old Jeff Bridges can be placed in a motion capture suit that renders his features nearly thirty years younger inside a computer environment to create the alter ego of Clu back at the age he was in the original.
On the other hand, despite 28 years of technological evolution, Tron Legacy is hard pressed to do anything as innovative as Tron did in its day. The problem is more one that Tron predicted the existence of the virtual wired world; by the time of Tron Legacy , we are in essence living inside The Grid. Other films have made the use of CGI animation and depiction of virtual space seem everyday.
More to the point, most of the ideas of Tron have been usurped by the new cyberspace paradigm embodied by The Matrix — the fight sequences where Garrett Hedlund is placed on the game grid owe more than a few leaves of inspiration to The Matrix , for instance. The rest of the film largely builds out on what Tron laid down — thus we get more elaborate light cycle sequences that now take place on a racetrack that loops around multiple levels rather than at right angles on a two-dimensional grid, and a more elaborate version of the solar sailer in the form of the light train.
At most in terms of original ideas, Tron Legacy toys with the idea of lifeforms evolving inside The Grid although does surprisingly little with it, especially when it comes to the badly underdeveloped character of Quorra.
There is a surprising lack of cutting edge ideas to be found here, more a standard reliance on what has gone before. There is also a disappointing lack of thought gone into the depiction of the virtual realm — like vehicles experiencing inertia effects or giving off pollution trails, or even for that matter what purpose a bar would serve in cyberspace or why people would eat meals, things that are commonplace in the real world but have no relevance inside a virtual environment.
Certainly, Tron Legacy does a fine job in taking the original designs of Tron and building them out into something similar but new. The simple geometric look of the original become a more sophisticated digital world. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Return to Book Page. Old Agnes MacKendall has a vision of Janelle Grayson's infant daughter, Moria, as a young woman, far from home in a dangerous place. Janelle and her husband, Richard, must prepare their little girl for whatever's ahead.
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It's a future charged with risk that could spell certain doom. At six-years old, Moria starts to learn Old Agnes MacKendall has a vision of Janelle Grayson's infant daughter, Moria, as a young woman, far from home in a dangerous place. At six-years old, Moria starts to learn about her heritage. Like her mother, Moria is a MacKendall.
The women of this Scots clan have many skills, including natural medicine-which is Moria's gift. At fourteen, Moria meets Elizabeth Blackwell who befriends and mentors her, guiding her toward her goal of becoming a doctor. Later, while visiting family in England, Moria meets Florence Nightingale. The family also meets Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Miss Nightingale summons Moria to London, where she works for a while at a charity hospital and meets Dr. Simon Hensley. Miss Nightingale takes 38 nurses, including Moria, to the Crimean War. Hensley, in love with Moria, follows her, much to her chagrin, and she rebuffs him.
At home for a visit, Moria reconnects with her twin sister, Adelle, and Walter, who convinces Moria that Dr. Hensley isn't the enemy. Moria and Dr.
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Hensley work things out. Simon and Moria return to London after the war. He proposes; she accepts. After the wedding, Simon and Moria visit medical schools for interviews.
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Moria is rejected, simply because she's woman. Finally, a school in Pennsylvania accepts her. Does Moria continue to impose her needs on Simon? How long will Simon put his life on hold? Do they really want to open a practice? There are too many questions, and too few answers. Get A Copy. More Details Time Series 2. Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews.
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This quickly becomes evident as she relates the story of Moria Grayson and her desire to become a doctor after learning of her MacKendall powers at an early age. The characters are well-developed, especially Moria.
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The reader is quickly swept up in her quest to attend medical school and become a doctor. Apr 26, Michelle Mollohan rated it it was amazing. The sequel to Janelle's Time focuses on the life of one of her daughters: Moria Grayson.
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