13Film and the moving (audio-)visual image

The study of film, movies and cinema constitutes an enormous field in its own right that lies largely orthogonal to the work of many engaging with multimodality research. This makes it all the more important when considering film from the perspective of empirical multimodal analysis that one draws fully on the breadth of experience already accumulated in various branches of film studies. This is doubly necessary because the medium of film is immensely challenging when seen from the perspective of multimodality. As a medium with very strong depictive capabilities for any visual and audial information in other media and in the real world, the opportunities that film offers for tightly synchronised integration ...

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