“No, sir. That’s one bonehead name…”

One quick clarification on the name of this blog… hyperlink cinema is a term popularized by film critic Roger Ebert when reviewing the film Syriana in 2005. Some other well-known examples of hyperlink cinema would be:

  • Nashville (1975)
  • After Hours (1985)
  • Pulp Fiction (1994)
  • Magnolia (1999)
  • Snatch (2000)
  • Traffic (2000)
  • 21 Grams (2003)
  • Crash (2004)
  • Babel (2006)
  • Contagion (2011)
  • Cloud Atlas (2012)

These films are not hypermedia, nor do they have anything to do with hyperlinks. They are multi-linear by nature, characters in separate stories with connections and influences that are revealed as the film develops. So why use this name for my blog? I don’t know, it sounded cool.


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