A Proposition to Medium Articulacy
"Photography may be more memorable than moving images, because they are a neat slice of time, not a flow. Television is a stream of underselected images, each of which cancels it predecessor. Each still photograph is a privileged moment, turned into a slim object that one can keep and look at again."
"Photographs were seen as a way of giving information to people who do not take easily to reading. The Daily News still called itself "New York's Picture Newspaper," it bids for populist identity. At the opposite end of the scale, Le Monde, a newspaper designer for skilled, well-informed readers, runs no photographs at all. The presumption is that, for such readers, a photograph could only illustrate the analysis contained in an article."
Citations from Susan Sontag's On Photography
Thus an assumption:
Writings (High Articulacy) --> Photography (Medium Articulacy) --> Film (Low Articulacy)
In order a film to achieve high articulacy, the film production roles, i.e. Scenography, Cinematography, Dramaturgy is without escape has to convince more and mere than just the basic content itself.