Does the debate about cinematic motion rest on a mistake?
Oxford University Press
Cinematic motion, cinematic images, apparent motion, phenomenal continua
The debate about cinematic motion revolves around the question of whether the movement of cinematic images is real. That the movement we perceive in film should be construed as the movement of images is taken for granted. But this is a mistake. There is no reason to suppose that cinematic images of moving objects are themselves perceived to be moving. All that is necessary is to perceive these images as continuously changing images of one and the same object.
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De Clercq, R. (2017). Does the debate about cinematic motion rest on a mistake? Analysis, 77(3), 519–525. doi: 10.1093/analys/anx087