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films featuring car crashes: Crash (1996) - David Cronenberg - Amores Perros (2000) - Adaptation (2002)

A representation of a car chase only makes sense in relation to all the others we have seen - after all, we are unlikely to have experienced one in reality, and if we did, we would, according to this model, make sense of it by turning it into another text, which we would also understand intertextually, in terms of what we have seen so often on our screens. There is then a cultural knowledge of the concept 'car chase' that any one text is a prospectus for, and that it used by the viewer to decode it, and by the producer to encode it. (Fiske 1987, 115) quoted in Daniel Chandler's An Introduction to Genre Theory, 2000, sourced here.

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