The cinema screen has always worked as a portal to other possible worlds. This video essay explores and defines the concept of metalepsis to better understand the relationship between our real world and those fictional universes created from our imagination. It also considers the different narrative levels in storytelling and the relevance of metalepsis in the future of film, videogames and virtual reality.
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This video essay is the result of my research for the Media Discourses module of the MA in Animation in the University of Hertfordshire.
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