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Small screen and big screen: the economics of 'Rage'

Small screen and big screen: the economics of 'Rage'

King, Andrew ORCID: 0000-0003-2348-4231 (2011) Small screen and big screen: the economics of 'Rage'. In: The Big Screen vs. The Small Screen, 16 Feb 2011, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. (Unpublished)

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Sally Potter, although best known for her cinematic feature films from 'The Gold Diggers' (1983) to 'Yes' (2004), has also made television programmes and directed (and performed in) multi-media stage performances including, most recently, 'Carmen' at the ENO. The very materiality of the screen, whether back or forward projected, in the cinema, theatre or domestic space has long been a preoccupation. The present paper considers her latest finished venture, 'Rage' (2009), a filmed narrative released on a variety of platforms, including the cinematic, DVD, the internet – but premiered free on mobile phones. This one text, in other words, seems ambitiously intended for "the screen" whether large or small. Rather than consider the material or aesthetic aspects of what such a text must comprise – Potter's "naked cinema" which here consists in an interwoven series of to-camera interviews with the characters – this paper considers the political, ethical and historical affiliations of the economics behind the multiplatform screen release.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Additional Information: A one-day conference exploring the competing cultures and contexts of cinema and television in a changing media environment. Lecture given as part of Session 7: Proliferating screens: "old" and "new" media.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sally Potter, Rage, experimental film, emotion, interviews
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
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