Besides Film, What Are Some Other Ways We Experience the Split-Screen, I.E., the Multiplied, Multi-Layered Image, in the World Around US?
It is used to describe the technique in making movies and television programs in which two different pieces of film are shown at the same time.
Interestingly, the current rebirth differs from the 60's/70's renaissance in that the splitscreens today are used with comparatively more restraint. They tend to act as a punctuation within a film's broader style, rather than as a defining visual motif as in the earlier period. Notable exceptions to this trend are the television series examples, and the films Timecode, Conversations with other Women, and in particular The Tracey Fragments. These works foreground the commitment to the split-screen device as a stylistic hallmark.
1995). The films discussed above address these changes in terms of temporal and spatial mutations that act as allegorical configurations of changing media practices.
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