Seeing Yourself in the Past: The Role of Situational (Dis)continuity and Conceptual Metaphor in the Understanding of Complex Cases of Character Perception

Maarten Coëgnarts, Miklós Kiss, Peter Kravanja, Steven Willemsen

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    This article examines the role of situational (dis)continuity and con- ceptual metaphor in the cinematic construal of complex cases of character perception. It claims that filmed events of the script “a character S seeing something O” can impede the continuity of real-life perception by eliciting discontinuity along two situational dimensions—the temporal dimension (i.e., one cannot directly see events in the past or the future), and the entity dimension (i.e., one cannot see oneself in the act of looking). The article con- cludes with a case study of Christopher Smith’s Triangle (2009) as an example of contemporary complex narrative cinema.
    Originele taal-2English
    Pagina's (van-tot)114-138
    Aantal pagina's25
    TijdschriftProjections: the journal for movies and mind
    Nummer van het tijdschrift1
    StatusPublished - 2016

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