Observations on film art and FILM ART : Virtually true, or maybe not

February 5, 2007 § Leave a comment

Observations on film art and FILM ART : Virtually true, or maybe not

We can probably expect to see more extensions of fictional worlds to the webworld. Are Hannibal Lecter podcasts next?

I’d argue that each new advance in visual technology gives rise to confusions about the nature of what’s shown — as in the claim of cinema’s intense realism and the reality of obviously faked news footage during WW1.

I’ve argued here that this media convergence is nothing new. It was going on in the 1920s just as it is going on today, and with the same cross-referencing where the limits of what’s real and what’s fake are blurred to the point of moral ambiguity (see the execution of Saddam where pixels were treated as morality). And it was going on in the Renaissance also.

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