Title

Does the debate about cinematic motion rest on a mistake?

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Analysis

Publication Date

6-2017

Volume

77

Issue

3

First Page

519

Last Page

525

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Keywords

Cinematic motion, cinematic images, apparent motion, phenomenal continua

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1093/analys/anx087

Print ISSN

00032638

E-ISSN

14678284

Publisher Statement

© The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Analysis Trust. All rights reserved. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

De Clercq, R. (2017). Does the debate about cinematic motion rest on a mistake? Analysis, 77(3), 519–525. doi: 10.1093/analys/anx087

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