Topic: Film and audiovisual
Consider the following two positions:
– ‘What is essential [to cinema] is… silence, darkness, distance, projection for an audience, in the obligatory time of a session that nothing can suspend or interrupt’ (Raymond Bellour. ‘The Cinema Spectator: A Special Memory’).
– ‘The cinema is moving to new places and to new devices, and in doing so, it seeks to remain itself’ (Francesco Casetti, The Lumiere Galaxy p14).
Is cinema experienced outside a cinema still cinema?
Please explain both experiences of watching films and how they are completely different.