Where does film exist? Part 2: Letting the metaphor speak (metaphorically)

 

Elsaesser and Hagener question whether it is possible for film to exist independently of spectators (Elsaesser and Hagner, 2010). Clearly, if the creator has made the film then a physical form exists whether or not anyone elects to view it. This is the skeleton and flesh of the film that I outlined in my previous post. But what is a film? Continue reading

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Where does film exist? Part 1: Film as a human body metaphor.

 

In Film Theory, Elsaesser and Hagener raise the question: Where does a film exist? In order to attempt to pose an answer to this question, I have come up with a film as body metaphor separate to the concepts that they have been discussing. In this post, I will break down components of film and relate them to structures of the body that on their own are incomplete, but when pulled together form a recognizable whole. Continue reading

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Scopophilia and male gaze: pleasurable looking and patriarchy

In contract to Kuhn’s suggestion that the desire for play motivates us to watch film (see my previous post here), Laura Mulvey’s essay, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”, posits that enjoyment of film stems from more voyeuristic pleasure. Continue reading

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Transitional space: a summary

OkaY! In the interests of things that I want to write about, I must first make posts about the theories I want to write about. Mainly the idea of transitional/liminal space as it applies to film.  Continue reading

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Break that window! Advancing technology vs current film theory

I submit that the ability to distance viewers from cinema, that both cinema-as-window and cinema-as-frame have, is fast being lost as technology advances.

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The year I wasn’t diagnosed with borderline

Currently working on a Creative Non-fiction short piece and these memories started coming up. A short piece about 2010.

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The Post at the end of the Semester

Throughout the semester, I think the ideas that have resonated most with me relate to the influence of people on the internet and the internet on people. Continue reading

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