Sunday, September 22, 2013

Reading #2 Questions

1. In the reading, Walter Benjamin quotes a Rudolf Arnheim involving how actors can be seen as stage props and just used for their characteristics. With that idea in mind: "Would your favorite movie still be your favorite movie if the actors were all replaced? EVERYTHING about the movie would be the same, the only thing changing are the actors.

2. Benjamin makes a comparison between the painter and the camera man. Should the cameraman be considered an "artist" and on what grounds?

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