elective cinema
 n.— «Ross’s friend Walter Salles, who directed “The Motorcycle Diaries,” and who first suggested the Brazil trip to him, coined the term “elective cinema”: in the cyclorama you’d have to choose which section of the screen to watch. Ross pointed to the parapet of the Belvedere Castle, a couple of hundred yards away, and said, “Imagine if you could go over there and see, say, a murder, or two people falling in love—or have multiple narratives going on at once.”» —“Bad-Ass Camera” by Nick Paumgarten New Yorker Aug. 21, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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