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Cinema's Bodily Illusions: Flying, Floating, and Hallucinating

Scott C. Richmond


Before it is a technology for representation, the cinema is a technology for the modulation of its viewers’ perception. Cinema’s Bodily Illusions offers a theory of the cinema as a proprioceptive technology: the cinema makes its art by modulating viewers’ embodied sense of space. Grounded in phenomenology and media theory, the book offers a non-representational approach to the cinema that is in close conversation with theories of media and mediation, experimental film, and broader currents in cultural theory. Disputing against the deeply ingrained modernist habits of mind in film theory and ae ... More

Keywords: Phenomenology, Film theory, Media theory, Aesthetics, Experimental film, Embodiment, James J. Gibson

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816690961
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816690961.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott C. Richmond, author
University of Toronto