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Film and the Imagined Image

Sarah Cooper


Film and the Imagined Image explores the extraordinary ways in which film can stimulate and direct the image-making capacity of the imagination. From documentary to art house cinema, and from an abundance of onscreen images to their complete absence, films that experiment variously with narration, voice-over, and soundscapes do not only engage the thoughts and senses of spectators in a perceptually rich experience. They also make an appeal to visualise more than is visible on screen and they provide instruction on how to do so as spectators think and feel, listen and view. Bringing together ph ... More

Keywords: Imagination and Film, Spectatorship, Film Philosophy, Film Theory, Cognitive Psychology, Perception, Visualisation, Documentary, Art house cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474452786
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452786.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Cooper, author
King's College London

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