Fiction, experience and reality.

A quick reading of the essay “Fiction, experience and reality: what has film to do with life” by MªIdoya Zorroza, where the author reflects on the reception of cinematic work from an anthropological perspective. The reading of this essay completed my research into Crewdson’s work, where I sought to justify the cinematographic nature of the American photographer’s work from the viewer’s perspective. The capacity of cinema to propose credible, immersive narratives, with which the spectator is able to escape or identify, is based on the ability to create “possible worlds”, recognisable and coherent models of action. It does not matter if it has a correlation in the spectator’s factual reality.

“The world created by a film, as by a story, is real to the extent that it is internally consistent, not because it establishes analogies with our factual world”.

“In the end, all that is required is for history to recreate a life and a world that is possible. […] Therefore, what is known does not mean accepting a fixed established mode, but a recognisable model of action, which for the human being is basically anthropocentric”.



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