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Filmmaking, Logic and the Historical Reconstruction of the World
An assessment in historical context of how and what filmmakers, logicians and philosophers could have learned from one another about the rudiments of their crafts.
Santayana's Missing Pages: Learning by Recollecting How We Use Photographs
Sometime between 1900 and 1907 George Santayana addressed the Harvard Camera Club on 'Photography and the Mental Image', noting that his remarks seemed to him 'of some importance'. They were indeed, for his talk marked the ...
Michelson, Morley and Me: How We See, Hear and Hear Movies
The Michelson-Morley experiment of 1887 was the watershed in our coming to understand how differently waves propagate. As such, it ought also to have been the watershed in our coming to understand how hearing differs from ...
From Plato to Socrates: Wittgenstein's Journey on Collingwood's Map
How can I learn and help others to learn to mean more precisely by saying, doing and making things? By attending to how Ludwig Wittgenstein and Robin Collingwood answered that question during the first half of the twentieth ...
McLuhan's Method: the Mad Hatter at Tea with Austin and Wittgenstein
What was McLuhan doing? How was he doing it? Was it important? Within this essay I try to answer those questions by linking what he said and did, and how he did it, with the ways and means of the seemingly dissimilar ...
The Coming of Synchronous Sound to Filmmaking: and Introduction
An introduction to the causes and effects of the 'revolution' that occurred between 1927 and 1930 within the American filmmaking industry when the making of movies with synchronous sound became possible.
Misusing Sights as Sounds: The Infringements of Radio Drama on the Making of CITIZEN KANE
Many arts have influenced the cinema over extended periods of time. One art – radio drama – is an exception, for we can date the onset of its influence from the coming of synchronous sound to the cinema in 1926 and the ...
Review of Noël Carroll's "Problems of Classical Film Theory" (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1988)
(The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 1989)
A review of Noël Carroll's Problems of Classical Film Theory (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1988), x + 268 pages, published on pages 85 and 86 of the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 47, No. 1 ...
Spengler's List: Screenwriting, the Wilderness and the Civilising Death of the Arts
(The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, 1994)
A lament upon the dying of the art of screenwriting, alongside the other 'liberal arts', provoked by the pondering of two texts: Oswald Spengler's Decline of the West and John Livingston's The Fallacy of Wildlife Conservation.
LE JEU EST FINI; LA GUERRE COMMENCE (or Playin' by the Rules Ain't Hardly No Fun Anymore)
An address on the nature, scope and consequences of the coming industrialisation of higher education presented to the Invitational Conference and Workshop on Film/Video as an Artistic, Professional, and Academic Discipline, ...