Cinema and/as Convergence

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    Abstract

    Considering that we are living in an age of convergences – the technological convergence around the screen, and the spatial and temporal convergence that we see in terms of film content – I wish to argue today that these are based upon a more fundamental convergence, which is the convergence of the world in cinema. Furthermore, I shall argue that this convergence is itself predicated upon an ongoing ideology of divergence, of division, of separation, and of hierarchisation. In short, cinema continues to be business as usual. But perhaps more importantly, business as usual is increasingly becoming cinema.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-17
    Number of pages17
    Journalrebeca: revista brasileira de estudos de cinema e audiovisual
    Volume6
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

    Keywords

    • Convergence
    • hierarchisation
    • non-cinema

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