Cinema and the Subjective Reality
Subjectivity is a constant in the human mind; our brains are composed of our memories, which can only be created subjectively. A memory is the re-creation of reality to help our minds understand the world around us and further the progression of our lives. Memory and cinema are identical in form; both are a phenomenon comprised through a series of images. Although they take completely different procedures to exist as memory is cerebral and cinema is the capturing of light to film, memory and cinema are profoundly connected. For example, there is no cinema without memory, because there is no cognitive thought without memory. Moreover, much like memory, the film’s sole purpose is to record the past. The indistinguishable similarity between the making of memories and the making of cinema creates a great question. If memories are compiled completely through one person’s perception and have a completely subjective outcome, then would film be completely subjective also?
Lucerna, Vol. 11, January 2017, p. 44-52
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