As discussed in previous essays, film was not seen not as an art, but as parasitic- using other art forms such as plays and novels as primary inspiration. Béla Balázs proposed a different idea in Film And/ As Literature. He discusses how film enhances the human sensitivity in a way that novels and plays cannot. Balázs writes, “The intensity of the close-up drove out the complicated story and brought a new literary form into being.”(217) This quote illustrates how film picks up where literary forms left off. At the very least, literature conveys the ideas of the author, whether the author be a director, script writer or novelist. Film does something that the written cannot do. “Film can lifts such a figure out of the greatest crowd and devote special attention to it, penetrate deeply into its emotions and psychology”(221), writes Balázs . This can happen because film engages so many of the senses and is not just oratory. … “The script automatically came to be a paramount of importance. It needed dialogue, as a play did, but it needed very much more than that.” To use Marshall McLuhan theory of media being an extension of the human senses, film is an extension of our sight (eyes) and hearing (ears). Sight allows us to enhance our imagination, which in turn allows us to imagine how something tastes, smells, or even feels. “But in the film visible and audible things are projected on to the same plane as the human characters and in that pictoral composition common to them all they are all equivalent participants in the action.”(217) The script-writer literally has a picture that he/she wants to portray, so every aspect of the script needs to be carefully thought out, as film is an all-inclusive art form. It is not only about the written dialogue, but it is about the stage direction, settling, lighting, and characters.