Reality Transformed

Reality Transformed

Film as Meaning and Technique

eBook - 1998
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In Reality Transformed Irving Singer offers a new approach to the philosophy of film. Returning to the classical debate between realists and formalists, he shows how the opposing positions may be harmonized and united. He accepts the realist claim that films somehow "capture" reality, but agrees with the formalist belief that they transform it. Extending his earlier work on meaning in art and life, he suggests that the meaningfulness of movies derives from techniques that re-create reality in the process of presenting it to viewers who have learned how to appreciate the aesthetics of cinematic transformation.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1998
ISBN: 9780585003160
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 216 pages)


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