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The Mind Screen

Identification Desire and Its Cinematic Arena

2015. Buch. 329 S. Hardcover

Peter Lang. ISBN 978-3-631-66848-1

Format (B x L): 14,8 x 21 cm

Gewicht: 520 g

In englischer Sprache


For well over a century cinema has exerted enormous influence, yet many questions regarding its fascination remain unanswered. Films work so well because the viewers tend to unconsciously identify with the actors/actresses. The desire to become another, substituting identity by identification, can be traced to the illusion that the filmic heroes/heroines are immortal – identifying with them raises the possibility of gaining 'deathlessness.' Viewers can, without real life risks, experiment with the existential drafts presented; the power of imagination is mobilized. Based on a multidisciplinary approach (semiotics, psychoanalysis, cultural anthropology, plus a healthy dose of film history), this book presents prolegomena of a philosophy of cinema.


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