Boxed In? The Aesthetics of Film and Television

Martin McLoone

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    Abstract

    In its early years, cinema was, for a time, envisaged as potentially a domestic medium and later television was first envisaged as a theatrical form. This suggests that neither is intrinsically one or the other. This article looks at the history of both media and considers the aesthetics of film and television as these have been developed and theorised, arguing that the assumption of television as an essentially 'live' form has limited its dramatic potential.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBig Picture, Small Screen: The Relations Between Film and Television
    EditorsJohn Hill, Martin McLoone
    PublisherJohn Libbey Publishing
    Pages76-106
    ISBN (Print)1-86020-005-2
    Publication statusPublished - 1996

    Keywords

    • Film
    • television
    • cinema
    • aesthetics

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