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Conclusion: Play It Again Games with the Mind or with the Body and the Senses?

Simin Nina Littschwager

Simin Nina Littschwager is an independent scholar and film maker based in Wellington, New Zealand. She holds a PhD from Victoria University of Wellington, where she has previously taught undergraduate courses in film studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Sense of Mind-Game Films : Narrative Complexity, Embodiment, and the Senses

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...According to Merleau-Ponty, “The movies are not thought, they are perceived” (1964 [1948]: 58). This assumption has also been the underlying premise of this book, which set out from the belief that cinematic spectatorship is always...

Seeing What Others Cannot See

Simin Nina Littschwager

Simin Nina Littschwager is an independent scholar and film maker based in Wellington, New Zealand. She holds a PhD from Victoria University of Wellington, where she has previously taught undergraduate courses in film studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Sense of Mind-Game Films : Narrative Complexity, Embodiment, and the Senses

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... with the “unconscious death” theme (Leiendecker 2013). Similar to The Sixth Sense and The Others, the eponymous protagonist Yella (Nina Hoss) in Christian Petzold’s Yella (2007) walks out of a river after a car crash, unaware that she has...

Getting Lost, Sensing the Way

Simin Nina Littschwager

Simin Nina Littschwager is an independent scholar and film maker based in Wellington, New Zealand. She holds a PhD from Victoria University of Wellington, where she has previously taught undergraduate courses in film studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Sense of Mind-Game Films : Narrative Complexity, Embodiment, and the Senses

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Infinite worlds and impossible loops in Possible Worlds and Source Code “Each of us exists in an infinite number of possible worlds,” theorizes George Barber (Tom McCamus), a stockbroker and mathematical genius, during a flirtatious...

Introduction

Simin Nina Littschwager

Simin Nina Littschwager is an independent scholar and film maker based in Wellington, New Zealand. She holds a PhD from Victoria University of Wellington, where she has previously taught undergraduate courses in film studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Sense of Mind-Game Films : Narrative Complexity, Embodiment, and the Senses

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Maurice Merleau-Ponty, in his essay “The Film and the New Psychology,” famously asserts that “the movies are peculiarly suited to make manifest the union of mind and body, mind and world, and the expression of one in the other” (1964...

Solving Things Differently

Simin Nina Littschwager

Simin Nina Littschwager is an independent scholar and film maker based in Wellington, New Zealand. She holds a PhD from Victoria University of Wellington, where she has previously taught undergraduate courses in film studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Sense of Mind-Game Films : Narrative Complexity, Embodiment, and the Senses

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Mental pathologies and embodied experience in Memento and Fight Club “Facts, not memories—that’s how you investigate.” This is the modus operandi of Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce), the main protagonist of Christopher Nolan’s Memento...