Vivian Sobchack’s “Phenomenology and Film Experience”

For Sobchack, classical and contemporary film theory’s three metaphors – window, frame, and mirror – usually function in isolation. That is, the realists focus entirely on film as perception, formalists on cinema as expression, and the psychoanalysts and NeoMarxists on cinema as deception. Therefore, the overlapping sections between these disparate categories (purple, orange, and green) are empty.

A Pictorial Representation of Vivian Sobchack’s “Phenomenology and Film Experience”

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