Summer 2014

PERSISTENCE OF VISION: THE FILMS OF PAOLO GIOLI

Patrick Rumble

After the history of the rectangle in film, we’ll have to write a history of the meaning of darkness in the cinema. —Paolo Gioli  IN HIS DE ANIMA, Aristotle identifies the human being as a blinking animal—at once capable of vision but also, and more importantly, able to close his eyes, to choose not to see, and therefore able to reflect. “[Human eyes have a certain …

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