Saturday, 5 January 2013

Chronometrical Measurements

I don't have a lot of time to write a complete blog post tonight, so I'll leave you with a quote.

Movies exercise a hold on us, a hold that, drawing on our innermost desires and fears, we participate in creating. To know films objectively, we have to know the hold they have upon us. To know the hold films have on us, we have to know ourselves objectively. And to know ourselves objectively, we have to know the impact of films on our lives. No study of film can claim intellectual authority if it is not rooted in self-knowledge, our knowledge of our own subjectivity. In the serious study of film, in other words, criticism must work hand in hand with the perspective of self-reflection that only philosophy is capable of providing.1

1. Rothman, William, Keane , Marian , Reading Cavell's The World Viewed: A Philosophical Perspective on Film (Michigan: Wayne State University Press, 2000) 17.