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General Introduction

George M. Wilson

in Seeing Fictions in Film

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199594894
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731440 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594894.003.0001
General Introduction

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This chapter introduces the key philosophical issues of the book e.g., imagined seeing, narration, face-to-face seeing, and mediated seeing. There is a set of puzzles, originally identified by Bernard Williams, about what it is for an audience to see a fiction in a movie or play from a point of view. These issues are identified, and it is explained how these issues have a bearing on the theory of narrative when that theory is applied to film.

Keywords: imagined seeing; narration; narrative; Bernard Williams; face-to-face seeing; mediated seeing; point of view

Chapter.  4609 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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