Two Stops Down

A journal on photography by Thomas Riggs

Käte Hamburger on "Cinematic Fiction"

A fascinating exploration of cinema (and photography)’s relation to literature and theatre, from Käte Hamburger’s book The Logic of Literature

As so and only so interpretatively produced is this fictive world experienced through the reader’s acts of understanding as he reads the novel. Cinematic narration, on the other hand, can give only indications—no matter how much the director may succeed in embedding interpretative functions within the filmed image. For since such interpretation is not conceptually anchored, but like the things of objective reality—is relinquished to the sphere of perception, the experience of what is captured on film, just as that of objective reality, is left to each individual spectator as his individual experience.

This article was published on 8 February 2011.