Carl Plantinga, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
"... Gaut ... provides clarity in discourse and argumentation in this contribution to several ongoing issues in analytic philosophy's treatment of cinema ... Recommended ..."
D. W. Rothermel, Choice
"... [a] special feature of the book is the stress on recent developments like digital film and interactive films ... a systematic and comprehensive introduction to key questions about cinema."
Manuel Bremer, Metapsychology
"... In its thorough and detailed examination of ideas and secondary literature relating to medium, authorship, transparency, narration, emotion, and fictional identification, this book is essential reading for students in aesthetics. For specialists in the field, the book significantly advances philosophical analysis of different technologies of the moving image and engages subtly with the emergence of new media within the genre ..."
Kathryn Brown, Philosophy in Review
"... [one of] the most important publications on the topic ... will provide theoretical groundwork for analytically inclined film students for a long time ..."
Szilárd Orosz, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies