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