January 2017 Academic & Specialist University of Minnesota Press

Cinema's Bodily Illusions: Flying, Floating, and Hallucinating Scott C. Richmond

Paperback (Trade paperback US) | Jan 2017 | University of Minnesota Press | 9780816690992 | 264pp | 215x139mm | RFB | AUD$40.99, NZD$47.99

In a powerful challenge to mainstream film theory, Cinema's Bodily Illusions bridges genres and periods by focusing on cinema's power to evoke illusions: feeling like you're flying through space, experiencing 3D without glasses, or even hallucinating. Arguing that cinema is a technology to modulate perception, Scott C. Richmond demonstrates that cinema's proprioceptive aesthetics make it an urgent site of contemporary inquiry.