REAL TIME: In film, when a sequence is presented exactly as it occurs, without any edits or jumps in time. The recent television series, 24, attempted to present the viewer with real time for each of its 24 episodes, with the action in each episode lasting exactly one hour. The exact time of the story action is therefore equal to the time it takes to view that action. The show made up for tediousness by jumping between actions occurring at the same time. In general, film or video rarely attempts to present you with real time since the most interesting aspects of a narrative tend to reside in the discursive re-organization of the chronological story.
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