A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film
This is proof that film form is not set in stone. People don’t stop inventing this stuff. And, right now at least, I see a big problem we haven’t solved yet. And a very level playing field for anyone who wants to go for it.
I once saw a play that mounted flat screens above the stage to display text messages between characters and have had a passing interest in this topic ever since. This video by Tony Zhou is a really nifty look at some of the things filmmakers are doing to show the digital pieces of our lives on screen.
I only wish Chef hadn’t come out so recently because I’d be interested to see it compared to some of these other examples. Social media, particularly Twitter, played a big role in the movie, and I think it did a good job integrating a half-dozen social networks without it being clunky.