Hollywood actors who were brought back from the dead with CGI.
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Thanks to cutting-edge new technology, Hollywood is bringing back icons via CGI in new movies. Many iconic stars such as Bruce Lee, James Dean, Audrey Hepburn, Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly have been brought back to life. And as the days pass, computer-generated imagery (CGI) becomes easier to access. But just because the technology has evolved doesn’t mean it’s ethically correct. Along with the resurgence of Hollywood’s biggest icons, a host of issues are causing an ominous uproar for the digital trend. So today we’re here to take a look at the Hollywood icons that will be relaunched digitally next. And what it means for their public legacy. Let’s get into today’s topic.
When the new technology was introduced to Hollywood, it seemed exciting. Audiences praised the CGI feature for bringing their favorites back to the screen. As technology evolves day by day, CGI creations play a bigger role. In the early days of CGI’s creation, even its critics liked it, whether it was an appearance in a TV commercial or an appearance in a movie.
Studios must obtain permission from the actors’ estate or surviving heir, even if Hollywood takes them over for annoying publicity. And now that this actor is dead, the legal work is only going to get more problematic over time. However, comedian Bill Cosby has made an effort to change the laws and improve the restrictions in this case. In the name of dead actor likeness, digital retaliation must be strictly limited. Sometimes seeing stars and realizing they’ve been dead for over a decade or two can be emotionally draining.
When a studio takes the initiative to revive a dead Hollywood star through CGI, it’s usually to preserve the legacy. As in “Superman Returns” in 2006, Marlon Brando appeared for a cover. Speaking of the other times, the filmmakers have to use technology to finish the performance in a hurry. Moments like an untimely death during ongoing filming. Many find this rather disrespectful to the dead, but it’s hard to blame the directors. Whether it’s for an emergency or to comfort the deceased actor’s loved ones, it may be best to accept the decision.
It’s quite disrespectful and rude to the late star to bring them back for a shameless plug. Hollywood, for example, brought Audrey Hepburn back to life to sell chocolates. The visual effect of the incident was cheap and meaningless. Watching Fred Astaire on screen with a vacuum cleaner was indeed unethical. Even though Hollywood revived Bruce Lee via CGI to sell Blue Label Whiskey, most of his fans pointed out that the legend wasn’t, in fact, a drinker.
Death was once the final end to an actor’s career, but is now just a passage leading to a digital afterlife. Day after day, CGI creations take us into a digital future that can be amazing or terrifying. A future that could potentially ruin authenticity or bring joy to fans. Whatever decision the future makes, it must be made in good faith to carry on the legacy of Hollywood icons.
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