The Tactile Eye: Touch and the Cinematic Experience

By Jennifer M. Barker

The Tactile Eye expands on phenomenological research and movie thought in its available and fantastically written exploration of the visceral connection among motion pictures and their audience. Jennifer M. Barker argues that the event of cinema might be understood as deeply tactile—a sensuous trade among movie and viewer that is going past the visible and aural, will get underneath the surface, and reverberates within the physique. Barker combines research of embodiment and phenomenological movie idea to supply an expansive description of cinematic tactility. She considers feminist experimental movie, early cinema, animation, and horror, in addition to vintage, modernist, and postmodern cinema; movies from ten nationwide cinemas; and paintings by way of Chuck Jones, Buster Keaton, the marina Brothers, Satyajit Ray, Carolee Schneemann, and Tom Tykwer, between others.

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