Standardized Film Leaders

Authored by: Matt Soar

The Routledge Companion to Media Technology and Obsolescence

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  November  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138216266
eBook ISBN: 9781315442686
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315442686-13

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Abstract

A riddle: You will find me at the beginning, and often at the end, but never in the middle. My head is 20ft long, but my tail is shorter. I am occasionally blank, mostly silent, and very hard-working. I am meant to be partly read, and partly viewed, and am full of stories—but if you ever actually see the real me it is because someone screwed up. Even though I am designed to be invisible most people know me when they see me. What am I?

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