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Willy Thayer

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780823286744

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823286744.001.0001

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The Clash of Film and Theater

The Clash of Film and Theater

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(p.51) 19 The Clash of Film and Theater
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Technologies of Critique
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Willy Thayer

, John Kraniauskas
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823286744.003.0019

This chapter talks about spectators in the theatrical matrix that retreat contemplatively into themselves before the work. It describes how an audience concentrates on theater while being absorbed in its perspectival ideality under the polytechnical matrix of the image. The cinematographic instrument of ballistics does not allow for contemplation and suppresses the theatron and point of view within a continuous tactility, introducing profound changes in the perceptive apparatus on a grand scale. The chapter also explains the contrast to the canvas that invites the spectator to contemplation and before being abandoned to the flow of the association of ideas. It further emphasizes that before the film screen, the fascinated eye is subsumed in the movement image without noticing the metamorphosis that it suffers.

Keywords:   spectators, theatrical matrix, perspectival ideality, polytechnical matrix, film screen

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