Lecture November 15th: Dan Morgan (University of Pittsburgh) “Film, Philosophy, Fantasy: Camera Movements and The Problem of Point of View”

Please join us next Thursday November 15th at 6:30 pm for Dan Morgan’s Talk “Film, Philosophy, Fantasy: Camera Movements and the Problem of Point of View”, which is held in the University Room of Hyde Hall at UNC. Gregg Flaxman (UNC Chapel Hill) will be the respondent.

Morgan’s talk will discuss theories of both cinematic point of view and camera movement take as a fundamental task working out the epistemic relation between viewer and camera, and between camera and filmic world. He argues that serious consideration of camera movements shows that this focus on the epistemic relation misses much of the work that camera movements in fact do, and that a better set of questions engages familiar notions of expression (on the part of the film) and imagination (on the part of the viewer). Through an examination of several examples, Morgan offers a preliminary sketch of what such a theory of camera movement would need to be.

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