Communication and Cinema: A Comparative Analysis of Videocalls and Telecommunication in Film Works Before and During the Pandemic

Weronika Saran

Abstrakt

Communication has changed profoundly during the coronavirus pandemic, as many researchers have pointed out. The pandemic has affected human interactions, use of space and interpersonal communication. However, some aspects of Internet-based communication can be seen as an extension of the previous primary way of interacting from afar – telecommunication. Accessing information not intended for public view and controlling how one is perceived in online conversations are topics widely discussed in the context of videoconferencing. The purpose of this article, however, is to argue that these phenomena are already familiar to people from telephone conversations. A comparative analysis of Locked Down (Doug Liman, 2021) and other films of different genres has been carried out to draw parallels between two methods of communication – phone and video calls.


Komunikacja i kino: analiza porównawcza rozmów video i rozmów telefonicznych w filmach przed pandemią i w czasie pandemii

Komunikacja uległa głębokim zmianom podczas pandemii koronawirusa. Pandemia wpłynęła na interakcje międzyludzkie, wykorzystanie przestrzeni i komunikację interpersonalną. Niektóre aspekty komunikacji internetowej mogą być jednakże postrzegane jako „przedłużenie” poprzedniego podstawowego sposobu interakcji na odległość – telekomunikacji. Uzyskanie dostępu do informacji nieprzeznaczonych do publicznego wglądu i kontrolowanie sposobu, w jaki jest się postrzeganym podczas rozmów online to tematy szeroko omawiane w kontekście wideokonferencji. Celem niniejszego artykułu jest jednak wykazanie, iż te zjawiska są już znane ludziom z rozmów telefonicznych. W celu nakreślenia podobieństw między dwoma sposobami komunikacji – rozmowami wideo i telefonicznymi – przeprowadzono analizę porównawczą filmu Skazani na siebie (Locked Down, Doug Liman, 2021) i innych filmów reprezentujących różne gatunki.

Słowa kluczowe: komunikacja, rozmowy video, telekomunikacja, pandemia, filmy / communication, videoconferencing, telecommunication, pandemic, films
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