Mike Figgis: Time Code and the Screen

Constantine Verevis

in New Punk Cinema

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780748620340
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671052 | DOI:
Mike Figgis: Time Code and the Screen

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Mike Figgis's film, Time Code has been touted as the film for a new generation of screen users, a work that allows — especially in its DVD edition — for an unprecedented amount of viewer control. This chapter considers the case of Time Code and its historical, structural and technological near relatives: audio-visions like The Chelsea Girls, Magnolia and JenniCAM. It takes issue not only with the question of interactivity — the audience's selection and construction of narrative in Time Code — but also how this film's experiment in digital video technology might contribute to an understanding of the archaeology of the screen.

Keywords: filmmaking; The Chelsea Girls; new punk cinema; viewer control; Magnolia; JenniCAM

Chapter.  5376 words. 

Subjects: Film

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