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'In My Mind's Ear': Misconstruing Sounds as Sights – a Philosophical and Cinematical Caution
The notion of 'imaging' music ought to perplex us philosophically, for 'to imagine' is a verb of visualisation. Hearing musical events may cause us to imagine things, and seeing things may cause us to think of hearing ...
KING KONG, Carroll and Currie: Misconstruing Monstrously How We See Things by Means of Movies
Two confusions have vitiated recent philosophical discussions about filmmaking: the presumption of Nöel Carroll that discrimination entails essentialism and the presumption of both Carroll and Gregory Currie that we cannot ...
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.
Pudovkin's Precept [Summary]: Pudovkin, Kant and the Transcendental Unity of Apperception
In 1926, Vsevolod Pudovkin solved the fundamental problem of film design by showing filmmakers how to select and order the parts of a movie (its shots, scenes and sequences of them) to ensure that viewers can perceive ...
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.