Philosophy and Film Notes
The Power of Movies
a. Langer claims there is something dreamlike about watching a film.
Perhaps the power of film has its source in its being like our dreams?
Power to move from one place to
Philosophy NotesEffective stimulants, facial close-ups allow us to empathize and identify with characters.
According to Plantinga, if a film doesnt move us in a way that resonates with us, we may
view it as cheap or sentimental or cheaply sentimental.
THE AESTHETICS OF PHOTOGRAPHIC TRANSPARENCY
(Refutation of Scrutons argument that photography/film is not art)
To find the aesthetic value of photographs, one should identify the differences between
experiences of objects in the flesh and ex
PH 159 Notes
Elements of Cinema
All of the elements of cinema weve discussed are interconnected, and they can be used to
accomplish similar ends (more examples of this in a moment). There arent set rules
Montage in its most literal sense means put