Is the filmic narrative can have an interactive role for the user?

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With the film and several digital technology develop today, we could see some of the scene are quite similar between the filmic narrative and video game, the interactive between those two media we could use the term— remediation to describe it.

In term of media forms, author Bolter explained that “remediation is our name for the strategy by which designers in one medium position their work in relationship to other media”. Which could understand as the combination between different media forms and remediation could work from two side of the media that new medium could borrow techniques from old medium, the old medium also can borrow from new one. Therefore, with the idea of the remediation, it emerged some questions that challenge those media forms. Can the filmic narrative successful combined with the video game? If so, would the film still recognised as film?

Personally say, the filmic narrative could combined with the video game. From Bolter’s idea that he thought that computer and video game are working to remediate film. And these kind of the remediation called “repurposing” in Hollywood. For example, the combination of the character and story line with video game and films like Harry Potter, James Bond films. Moreover, it also include some filmic techniques into the video games. Such as, the camera angle which in the games there will be a short linear scene to advance the game story and game information. Hence, with the example that I mentioned before, it is obviously that the film narrative successful combined with the computer and video games. 

The combination of the media forms I think it still be recognised as film and with the development of the video game that it could not without the filmic narrative because the film did support or remediate the video game in term of background story and its make the games yup to the “Hollywood style”. And the combination of the media forms could attract more people to play and watch it.  Therefore, this combination of still could be recognised as film, and even bring a strong point or ideas on the term of film.

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