Undergraduate Humanities Forum 2005-6: Word & Image

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Presentation

Date of this Version

April 2006

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2005-2006 Penn Humanities Forum on Word & Image, Undergraduate Mellon Research Fellows.

URL: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/05-06/mellon_uhf.shtml

Abstract

The great American filmmaker D.W. Griffith once said, "The task I am trying to achieve is above all to make you see." The kind of seeing that Griffith is referring to presumably relates to a cognitive understanding of the world, a process of communication whereby personal beliefs effect change on those of other people; but implied in this statement is also a sense that the best way to make people 'see' or understand, is through the technology of the motion picture camera.

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Date Posted: 27 July 2007