Film and the Imagined Image

October 30, 2020
Film and the Imagined Image

From documentary to art-house cinema – and from an abundance ofonscreen images to their complete absence – films that experimentvariously with narration, voice-over and soundscapes do not onlyengage viewers’ thoughts and senses. They also make an appeal tovisualise more than is perceptible on screen.This book explores the extraordinary ways in which film canstimulate and direct the image-making capacity of the imagination.Bringing together an international range of films with debates inphilosophy, film theory, literary scholarship and cognitivepsychology, author Sarah Cooper charts the key processes that servethe imagining of images in the light of the mind.Through its navigation of a labile and vivid mental terrain,this innovative work makes a profound contribution to the study ofspectatorship.