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Losing the plot. The Observer film quarterly, 22 March 2009

Stanley Kubrick’s 1956 film The Killing follows a prickly collection of gangsters as they plan to rob a racetrack of millions of dollars. The way that it follows them, however, was considered most unusual at the time. Right from the … Continue reading

Will be giving a lecture at the Edinburgh Film Festival, Fri 19th June at 230pm, on “Storytelling in the cybernetic age”. With film clips, to keep everyone awake!

Losing The Plot: The new cyber-realist storytelling. Essay in The Observer’s quarterly film magazine today.

Read it here.

On Cyber-realism

Some critics are having trouble with my idea that there’s a new kind of non-linear storytelling in television and the cinema – what I call cyber-realism. Take Michael Pye in The Scotsman, for example: “It’s easy to assume the information … Continue reading