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Race and CGI

by Curtis Marez

Phantom Menace uses CGI to create the character Jar Jar Binks, a figure who recalls the conventions of black face minstrelsy.  CGI both indirectly references race but also de-realizes it, abstracting it from its sources and turning it into a special effect.

Jar Jar Binks Introduced

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The CGI character Jar Jar Binks is introduced.

from Phantom Menace (1999)
Creator: George Lucas
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Posted by Curtis Marez