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The Resource Cinema's bodily illusions : flying, floating, and hallucinating, Scott C. Richmond

Cinema's bodily illusions : flying, floating, and hallucinating, Scott C. Richmond

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Cinema's bodily illusions : flying, floating, and hallucinating
Title
Cinema's bodily illusions
Title remainder
flying, floating, and hallucinating
Statement of responsibility
Scott C. Richmond
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Do contemporary big-budget blockbuster films like Gravity move something in us that is fundamentally the same as what avant-garde and experimental films have done for more than a century? In a powerful challenge to mainstream film theory, "Cinema?s Bodily Illusions" demonstrates that this is the case. Scott C. Richmond bridges genres and periods by focusing, most palpably, on cinema?s power to evoke illusions: feeling like you?re flying through space, experiencing 3D without glasses, or even hallucinating. He argues that cinema is, first and foremost, a technology to modulate perception. He presents a theory of cinema as a proprioceptive technology: cinema becomes art by modulating viewers? embodied sense of space. It works primarily not at the level of the intellect but at the level of the body. Richmond develops his theory through examples of direct perceptual illusion in cinema: hallucinatory flicker phenomena in Tony Conrad?s The Flicker, eerie depth effects in Marcel Duchamp?s Anémic Cinéma, the illusion of bodily movement through onscreen space in Stanley Kubrick?s 2001, Godfrey Reggio?s Koyaanisqatsi, and Alfonso Cuarón?s Gravity. In doing so he combines insights from Maurice Merleau-Ponty?s phenomenology of perception and James J. Gibson?s ecological approach to perception. The result is his distinctive ecological phenomenology, which allows us to refocus on the cinema?s perceptual, rather than representational, power
Cataloging source
P@U
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Richmond, Scott C
Dewey number
791.4301
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995
LC item number
.R53 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Perception (Philosophy)
  • Motion pictures
  • Cinematography
  • Illusion in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Cinematography
  • Illusion in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Perception (Philosophy)
Label
Cinema's bodily illusions : flying, floating, and hallucinating, Scott C. Richmond
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Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: proprioceptive aesthetics, or the cinema -- The unfinished business of modernism: anemic cinema -- Beyond the infinite, at home in finitude: 2001 -- Ecological phenomenology: Merleau-Ponty and Gibson -- Proprioception, the ocart: Koyaanisqatsi -- The body, unbounded: Gravity -- Aesthetics beyond the The flicker -- Conclusion: the technicity of the cinema
Control code
958854197
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452951867
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 955328
  • 22573/ctt1frnjjt
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958854197
Label
Cinema's bodily illusions : flying, floating, and hallucinating, Scott C. Richmond
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: proprioceptive aesthetics, or the cinema -- The unfinished business of modernism: anemic cinema -- Beyond the infinite, at home in finitude: 2001 -- Ecological phenomenology: Merleau-Ponty and Gibson -- Proprioception, the ocart: Koyaanisqatsi -- The body, unbounded: Gravity -- Aesthetics beyond the The flicker -- Conclusion: the technicity of the cinema
Control code
958854197
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452951867
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 955328
  • 22573/ctt1frnjjt
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958854197

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