The Reality of Illusion: Ecological Approach to Cognitive Film Theory

The Reality of Illusion: Ecological Approach to Cognitive Film Theory

By: Joseph D. Anderson (author)Paperback

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The Reality of Illusion deals with the problems - psychology and spectatorship - that are central to the field of cinema studies. The author joins a small group of theorists who are sounding a call to increase the emphasis on experimental method as the primary tool for research on film viewing. He regards cognitive theory, which treats the mind as an information processor and a computer as an inspiration, as the research paradigm of choice for film theorists. The film viewer is ""a standard biological audio/visual processor"". Thus, Anderson has organized this book according to areas of film theory that can be studied from a cognitive perspective - human perception, perception of images and sounds in the film medium, problems of continuity and narrativity, and character recognition and attribution.

About Author

Joseph D. Anderson heads the Institute for Cognitive Studies in Film and Video at the University of Kansas

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780809321964
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780809321964
  • ISBN10: 0809321963

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