The unique way in which film is able to communicate, together with its tantalizingly duplicitous relationship with reality. (Howells, p208)
Within a scene, time tends to be continuous and non-interrupted, just as it is in reality. (Howells, p209)
The uniqueness of film is related to the introduction of a new element, one which is absent in images conveyed through all the other media available when cinema was invented: time. (Howells, p229)
- Howells, R. (2003). Visual culture / Richard Howells. Cambridge, UK : Malden, MA: Polity ; Blackwell.