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1. A. Television texts are producerly. Meaning that television texts combine “the televisual characteristics of a writerly text with the easy accessibility of the readerly”. Basically the viewer has the ability to act as a “producer” by developing the future story before it has been presented. In film this is not possible, the text is concrete and continuous, leaving no space or time for the viewer to be anything more than a spectator. B. Film and T.V. texts differ in segmentation and flow. T.V. is a “cultural experience” in the sense that when on sits down to watch T.V. there is no specific show that will be watched. T.V. allows the viewer to switch from one genre to another, segmenting and disrupting the flow that may have been written in the
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Unformatted text preview: text. Film texts are not segmented and are meant to be watched with no interruption, unlike T.V. with built in commercial break points. C. The openness of television texts is another way in which T.V. and film differ. Television texts are meant to appeal to a very large and diverse population. By having such a diverse audience, the meanings of the T.V. text must be narrowed down, as to uphold one dominate ideology. Because with a diverse audience comes diverse interpretations, allowing the meaning to be lost. Film texts do not have this problem, they usually target specific audiences and have various different themes and meanings for their audience to actively interpret them 2. It depends which social change we are referring tol...
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