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Youtube as Cinema of Attractions (Post 1) by Morgan Stewart

As Youtube is a relatively new format for engaging with the moving image, it should not be altogether surprising that its usage has followed a similar developmental arc to that of early film. 544 more words

Cinema of Attractions

Tom Gunning is the man that brought us the phrase “cinema of attractions”. He referred to it as “display rather than storytelling”. The premise behind this theory is that during this era of film, the filmmakers’ intent was to draw your curiosity by keeping your attention on the action of the film rather than the narrative. 260 more words