Film

Behind the Curtain: “1984”’s Aesthetics of Immediacy

Article
Inge van de Ven
25/01/2024
12 minutes to read

The TV ad “1984” introducing Apple's Macintosh PC has many intertexts—from the aesthetics of fascism to Plato to The Truman Show. This article discusses the video’s ‘aesthetics of immediacy.’

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Remediating Van Gogh: How New Media Keep the Painter's World Alive

Article
Marijn van Engelen
12/01/2024
13 minutes to read

How can traditional art remain relevant and accessible in times of rapid technological developments? This article discusses the remediation of Van Gogh's work as an example of intermediality. 

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Laughing at tennis in '7 Days in Hell'

Article
Iris Dumoulin
22/06/2020
11 minutes to read

As a mockumentary, 7 Days in Hell (2015) features multiple documentary codes and functions to create a feeling of reality. How does 7 Days in Hell comment on and mock the reality of tennis documentaries?

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How Netflix suggests what to watch

Paper
Anne Marte Gardenier
15/01/2020
9 minutes to read

This article gives an overview of the way in which Netflix makes use of computational research techniques in their recommendation system and in the production of highly personalized content.

Framing 'Shirkers' as a first person documentary

Paper
Chen Li
20/09/2019
16 minutes to read

Shirkers (2018) is a documentary about athe mysterious personal experience of Sandi Tan, the filmmaker herself. Based on cognitive frame, this paper analyzes the textual, contextual, and real-world referential signals of 'Shirkers' (2018).

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Capharnaüm: an engaging story about Beirut

Article
Nadine Visser
24/05/2019
15 minutes to read

Capharnaüm is a realistic docudrama about a twelve-year old boy who wants to sue his parents. This paper discusses the realism and effects on the audience.