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Image and Mind: Film, Philosophy and Cognitive Science

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This is a book about the nature of film: about the nature of moving images, about the viewer's relation to film, and about the kinds of narrative that film is capable of presenting. It represents a very decisive break with the semiotic and psychoanalytic theories of film that have dominated discussion over the past twenty years. Professor Currie provides a general theory o ...more
Hardcover, 332 pages
Published October 26th 2004 by Cambridge University Press (first published September 29th 1995)
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Istvan Zoltan
May 08, 2016 Istvan Zoltan rated it liked it
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A very interesting analysis of what makes cinema special as an art, what makes it unique among the visual arts, how it engages our imagination and perceptual capacities, our narrative sense, and how certain styles of cinema making make use of the realism of cinema.
Not an easy reading: this is a professional book by a professional philosopher based on his research. It is still accessible, and anyone with a good general education can make a go at it. It helps if you know a bit about the philosophy
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Mar 21, 2013 Nelson Zagalo rated it really liked it
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Brilliantly written, opens new perspective to the idea of imagination and film.
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