Inside sport

Jacobs, Jason (2014) Inside sport. London, UK, Critical Studies in Television, University of Hertfordshire.

Author Jacobs, Jason
Title Inside sport
Place of publication London, UK
Publisher Critical Studies in Television, University of Hertfordshire
Publication date 2014-01-09
Series CST Online
Total pages 1 Scholarly blog entry
Language eng
Subject Original Creative Work - Textual work
Formatted Abstract/Summary
There are only three sports I enjoy watching on television and each has a unique way of handling the articulation of player interiority through sound and vision. First up on the oche, as it were, is darts the bar game where drinks are a backdrop to the accurate launching of the arrows and the split-screen between dartboard and the player’s face allows us to see the full force of concentration before the throw, after it, and for the next one. In no other sport is the human face and the activity it is engaged with so vividly brought together in one shot. Cuts to profile, to the excited crowd or the sudden, short anticipatory zoom-in when two arrows in the treble bed await a potential third all assist our pleasure in the speedy steely contest of accuracy and concentration between two people.

Vital to our understanding not just of the stakes and scores in play is the assistance provided by the commentators whose instant responses help shape the contours of our experience of the psychology of the players, however speculatively...
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