Here is a fascinating dissection by Vimeo user Matthias Stork, which is seven months old, but recently written up by Indiewire and tweeted by Roger Ebert, so I thought it was worth sharing. It delves into the relationship held between movies and games — which goes further than simply having more cutscenes in games (though this too is explored).
The relationship is actually mutual in some cases: I was impressed to see almost identical-looking footage of Spider Man and Mirror’s Edge side by side.
All in all, a hugely informative video that I highly recommend watching. It makes me wonder about something a game designer once said to me: that the movie industry is becoming more and more influential in the game world — and yes, not just because of cutscenes and cinematic games.
Transmedia Synergies – Remediating Films and Video Games [Matthias Stork ]