What Is Spectacle?

Simon John Lewis

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This article presents a new analysis of film reassessed as transmitting information to the spectator. Transmission can be split into narrational and nonnarrational transmission. Transmission demonstrates that narrative and spectacle are coexistent and closely linked. The lobby shootout from The Matrix demonstrates two forms of spectacle: event and object spectacle. Their characteristics are analyzed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-221
JournalJournal of Popular Film and Television
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014


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