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Projecting Illusion : Film Spectatorship and the Impression of Reality - Richard Allen

Projecting Illusion

Film Spectatorship and the Impression of Reality

By: Richard Allen, William Rothman (Editor), Dudley Andrew (Editor)

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Published: 2nd September 1997
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Projecting Illusion 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.

Althusser, Lacan, and film theory
The lure of metaphysics
Representation, illusion, and the cinema
Cinema, psychoanalysis, and the film spectator
Notes
Filmography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521587150
ISBN-10: 0521587158
Series: Cambridge Studies in Film
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 2nd September 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.28