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Rise of the Neuro Eye

Man with a Movie Camera

At some point in every film nerd’s life we watch Dziga Vertov’s Man With a Movie Camera. We learn of the foreboding “cinematic apparatus” — of how the film projector mimics our human eye, causing the audience to become a part of the machine, to identify with the protagonist, to root for the hero with all of our psychological ego-driven urges as we complete the circuit of cinematic perception. But now what? As theaters all over the world are moving to digital projection, the simple mechanism that mirrors our human eye is becoming obsolete. Film prints have now become a […]

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