Midterm Notes - Film Theory James Schamus Notes for MidTerm...

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Film Theory James Schamus Notes for MidTerm Quiz Munsterberg: Photoplay : 1. external mechanics of film 2. internal artistic developments Aesthetic Isolation – to get to know the thing you must disconnect it from its causes and effects Voluntary and Involuntary Attention - the difference between deciding to listen and not having the choice. Once we decide to watch a film, director controls what we see. (“scheme of the close-up). Democratization of Theatre- film allows all to see. This is political terminology. The democratization depends on the absence of original actor. Aesthetic Independence from theatre. Knowledge vs. Impression- Impression is a new type of knowledge. Photoplay creates it. Conflict of Perception- double (mirror) psychology. “peculiar complex mental state” Content of Consciousness- Motion/visions created by mind, inner not external. “Mixture of fact and symbol.” We invest the impressions with meaning/movement. Objectification of Memory Function- flashback/ cutback is a projection of what is only in our minds in other art (theatre). Manifoldness- we desire more than reality/theatre. Parallel currents. Science vs Art- Science= viewing object in connection, Art= viewing object in perfect isolation. Pudovkin:
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