Polanski and Perception : The Psychology of Seeing and the Cinema of Roman Polanski

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  • Copyright: 2012-07-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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A new approach to a director whose contribution to cinema is often overshadowed by the events of his personal life, Polanski and Perception focuses on Roman Polanski's interest in the nature of perception and how this is manifested in his films. The incorporation of cognitive research into film theory is becoming increasingly widespread, with novel cinematic technologies and recent developments in digital projection making a strong grasp of perceptual psychology critical to fostering cognitive engagement.

Author Biography

Davide Caputo studied psychology and film at the University of Manitoba and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Exeter.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
'Locating' Polanskip. 11
Establishing a Conceptual Frameworkp. 29
Schizophrenia and the Cityp. 71
Repulsionp. 95
Rosemary's Babyp. 115
The Tenantp. 145
Approaching the Investigationsp. 165
Chinatownp. 179
A Tale of Two Doctors: Frantic and Death and the Maidenp. 199
The Ninth Gatep. 221
The Ghost: A Bridge Between Trilogiesp. 247
Concluding Remarksp. 261
Roman Polanski Filmographyp. 269
Bibliographyp. 275
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