5 cinematic gimmicks

(Clockwise from far left) The Blair Witch Project; Birdman, starring Michael Keaton; and Buried, starring Ryan Reynolds.
Birdman, starring Michael Keaton.PHOTO: 20TH CENTURY FOX
(Clockwise from far left) The Blair Witch Project; Birdman, starring Michael Keaton; and Buried, starring Ryan Reynolds.
The Blair Witch Project.PHOTO: CINETOPIA
(Clockwise from far left) The Blair Witch Project; Birdman, starring Michael Keaton; and Buried, starring Ryan Reynolds.
Buried, starring Ryan Reynolds.PHOTO: CATHAY KERIS FILMS

Searching is not the first story to be told entirely on a computer screen, although it is probably among the most successful. Others include horror movies Unfriended (2014) and sequel Unfriended: Dark Web (2018).

Then, there is also the Modern Family television episode, Connection Lost (Season 6, Episode 16).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 27, 2018, with the headline '5 cinematic gimmicks'. Print Edition | Subscribe