Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Film and the Imagined Image$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Sarah Cooper

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781474452786

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452786.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM EDINBURGH SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.edinburgh.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Edinburgh University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ESO for personal use.date: 24 September 2021

Feeling Pictures

Feeling Pictures

Chapter:
(p.22) Chapter 2 Feeling Pictures
Source:
Film and the Imagined Image
Author(s):

Sarah Cooper

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452786.003.0002

This chapter opens with an example from Marguerite Duras’s film The Atlantic Man (1981), in order to introduce some of the ways in which the felt experience of image-making spoken about in relation to dual vision and mental pictures in the first chapter can be further fleshed out. It is the substantiality of the vivid mental image that is explored in this chapter, which furthers what it means to imagine in images while watching film. Duras’s work is a point of reference throughout the book but serves here to lead into discussion of perception and imagination as theorised by twentieth-century phenomenologists. The felt experience of image-making begins to take shape in palpable form, and the relationship between perception and imagination that informs subsequent chapters is articulated first of all through a dialogue with Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s work in particular, and then with that of other philosophers and film theorists.

Keywords:   Marguerite Duras, Phenomenology, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Film Philosophy, Film Theory, Perception, Imagination, Image-making, Imagining in images

Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.