A fragment of thought related to "When will we cease to privilege the verbal text simply because of its words?"
Jon Cassar director and executive producer of 24 is questioned in an advertisement for Sharp AQUOS HD TV in the January 2007 WIRED. One of the questions: "Part of the show's distinctive look is its split-screen boxes. What are their functions?" The boxes energize the feel of a scene and remind viewers that the action is happening at the same time. It also reminds them of different story lines.