all posts from December 2008


Just a last comment of interest I didn’t have room for in my final paper. I argue that trailers use repetition not just to hammer advertising into our heads, but to signal genre placement for the upcoming film. In the case of Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, it’s amazing how redundant the […]

A Narrative Theory of Life

A couple of the authors we’ve read this term have talked about how we process life using (without consciously understanding, in most cases) narrative theory. Inspired by Bordwell’s baring of the narrative device, I thought it would be fitting to apply as many theories as I could think of to life in general for my […]

Is Second Life a Narrative Game?

A while back, I spent some time on Second Life while researching various virtual worlds (most of my arguments can also be applied to Habbo, a much more limited virtual world designed for tweens and teens). Second Life is self described as a “vast digital continent, teeming with people, entertainment, experiences and opportunity.” Residents “retain […]

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