J. Simmons, The Ontology of Perception in Cinema
From Film and Philosophy
Volume 4, 1997.
Published b y Society for the Philosophic Study of Contemporary visual arts. Lock
Haven , PA.
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cinematic spectator re-experiences the primary identication with the mother and
enjoys the pleasures of gender mobility. Identication with ones SEX does no:
clude identication with the other. The polarities of
The Myth of Total Cinema
From Andre Bazin, What is Cinema, 2 Volumes, trans.!ed. by
Hugh Gray, pp. 23-27. Copyright 1967 The Regents of the
University of California. Reprinted by permission of the
University of California Press.