Television as new media: Raymond-Millet’s ‘Télévision: Oeil de Demain’ (1947) and the politics of French experimental TV

@article{Weber2019TelevisionAN,
  title={Television as new media: Raymond-Millet’s ‘T{\'e}l{\'e}vision: Oeil de Demain’ (1947) and the politics of French experimental TV},
  author={A. Weber},
  journal={Necsus. European Journal of Media Studies},
  year={2019},
  volume={8},
  pages={69-89}
}
  • A. Weber
  • Published 2019
  • Art
  • Necsus. European Journal of Media Studies
  • This paper analyses the meaning of newness in television history by focusing on the French film Television: Oeil de demain (J. K. Raymond-Millet, 1947). It argues that the film’s futurist depiction of television veils the medium’s longue duree, and exemplifies a discursive strategy to conceal most recent technological and institutional developments, in particular those linking French television to National-Socialist occupation. The novelty discourse is instrumental to mask the many continuities… CONTINUE READING

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