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Film and Video Intermediality

Film and Video Intermediality: The Question of Medium Specificity in Contemporary Moving Images

by Janna Houwen

Janna Houwen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Film and Literary Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781501321009
  • ISBN:
    9781501321009 (online)

    9781501320972 (hardback)

    9781501320989 (epub)

    9781501320996 (epdf)
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Place of Publication:
    New York
Film and Video Intermediality
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In Film and Video Intermediality, Janna Houwen innovatively rewrites the concept of medium specificity in order to answer the questions “what is meant by video?” and “what is meant by film?” How are these two media (to be) understood? How can film and video be defined as distinct, specific media? In this era of mixed moving media, it is vital to ask these questions precisely and especially on the media of video and film. Mapping the specificity of film and video is indispensable in analyzing and understanding the many contemporary intermedial objects in which film and video are mixed or combined.