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Film and the Imagined Image

Sarah Cooper

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A study of how films prompt spectators to create images in the mind

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 viewers’ thoughts and senses. They also make an appeal to visualise more than is perceptible on screen.

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Part I: Dual Vision

1. Seeing Pictures

2. Feeling Pictures

Part II: Making Mental Motion Pictures

3. Layering

4. Volumising

5. Supplementing

6. Reshaping

7. Erasing

Conclusion: Broadening Out





About the Author

Sarah Cooper is Professor of Film Studies at King’s College London. Her books include The Soul of Film Theory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), Chris Marker (Manchester University Press, 2008), and Selfless Cinema? Ethics and French Documentary (2006).

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