Cinema 1: The Movement-Image - The Perception-Image Summary & Analysis

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The Perception-Image Summary and Analysis

The two poles, objective and subjective address the issue that perception has objective and subjective dimensions. For example, Gance's "La Roue" presents a subjective view of a pipe through the damaged eyes of a character by the camera's soft focus that is called sensory factor. Other factors used to illustrate perception include an active factor to show the views of a participating character and an affective factor that shows a view for effect. These views are qualified by comparison to a "modified, restored image" that is assumed to be objective. The author defines "objective" as a view of someone external to the set but clarifies his view with Jean Mitry's idea of "being-with" that Dos Passos calls "eye of the camera" or the view of someone who is not identified as one of the characters. Other philosophers of the...

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