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The Power of Movies: How Screen and Mind Interact

The Power of Movies: How Screen and Mind Interact

Colin McGinn

ISBN: 9781400077205

Providing a fascinating philosophical consideration of the allure of movies, McGinn examines how viewers connect on emotional and intellectual levels with the movies.

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How is watching a movie similar to dreaming? What goes on in our minds when we become absorbed in a movie? How does looking "into" a movie screen allow us to experience the thoughts and feelings of a movie's characters? These and related questions are at the heart of "The Power of Movies, "a thoughtful, invigorating, and remarkably accessible book about a phenomenon seemingly beyond reach of our understanding. Colin McGinn-"an ingenious philosopher who thinks like a laser and writes like a dream," according to Steven Pinker-enhances our understanding of both movies and ourselves in this book of rare and refreshing insight.
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