Projecting Illusion: Film Spectatorship and the Impression of Reality

Projecting Illusion: Film Spectatorship and the Impression of Reality

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by Richard Allen
     
 

Projecting Illustion offers a systematic analysis of the impression of reality in the cinema and the pleasure it provides the film spectator.Film affords an especially compelling aesthetic experience that can be considered as a form of illusion akin to the experience of daydream and dream. Examining the concept of illusion and its relationship to fantasy in the… See more details below

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Projecting Illustion offers a systematic analysis of the impression of reality in the cinema and the pleasure it provides the film spectator.Film affords an especially compelling aesthetic experience that can be considered as a form of illusion akin to the experience of daydream and dream. Examining the concept of illusion and its relationship to fantasy in the experience of visual representation, Richard Allen situates his explanation within the context of an analytical criticism of contemporary film theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521587150
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Film Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

1. Althusser, Lacan, and film theory; 2. The lure of metaphysics; 3. Representation, illusion, and the cinema; 4. Cinema, psychoanalysis, and the film spectator; Notes; Filmography; Index.

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