The nature of audio within the modern cinematic realm is vital to the creation of a cohesive motion picture masterpiece. Suggested by Michel Chion is the idea of sound as ‘added value.’ Chion states that ‘… sound enriches a given image so as to create the definite impression…’ of the action being presented to anContinue reading “World Building Through An Alternative Sonic Palate: The Experimental Auditory Experience of David Lynch’s Eraserhead (1977)”
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How Does Mansfield Encourage A Sense of Isolation In Miss Brill (1920)?
Described as a “liminar” by biographer Sarah Ailwood, it is this personal aspect of the Katherine Mansfield context that shapes her approaches to the construction of Miss Brill (1920) On arriving in London “at the age of nineteen determined to make a career for herself as a writer” (Ailwood 2005, p.257) the liminality of Mansfield’sContinue reading “How Does Mansfield Encourage A Sense of Isolation In Miss Brill (1920)?”
Fake News & The Pandemic: Using Conspiracy to Capitalise On COVID-19 Hysteria
Fake news is defined as information fabricated to mimic or represent media content in an inaccurate or incorrect manner, and indeed is an occurrence within the contemporary cyber realm that challenges ethical expectations when creating and consuming online content. Fake news in most instances “pretends to be real in its presentation” (Nyilasy, 2019), however, theContinue reading “Fake News & The Pandemic: Using Conspiracy to Capitalise On COVID-19 Hysteria”
Levithan (2012) – Sensorial & Immersive Techniques in Non-Conventional Documentary
Introduction: In presenting a compelling and aesthetically innovative sensorial portrait of the fishing industry, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel’s Leviathan (2012), can thus be described as an “experimental documentary” (Unger 2017) made evident by its rejection of the “many tired conventions of contemporary documentary cinema.” (Pavsek, 2015) In disconnecting with the necessity to present aContinue reading “Levithan (2012) – Sensorial & Immersive Techniques in Non-Conventional Documentary”