Thought and cinema

Those who first made and thought about cinema began from simple idea cinema as industrial art achieves self-movem automatic movement, it makes movement the immediate gjy of the image. This kind of movement no longer depends on moving body or an object which realizes it, nor on a spirit which reconstitutes it. It is the image which itself moves in itself. In this sense, therefore, it is neither figurative nor abstract. It could be said that this was already the case with all artistic images and...

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It is necessary to carry out a recapitulation of the images and signs in the cinema at this point. This is not merely a pause between the movement-image and another kind of image, but an opportunity to deal with the most pressing problem, that of the relations between cinema and language. In fact, the possibility of a semiology of the cinema seems to be dependent on these relations. Christian Metz has taken a number of precautions on this point. Instead of asking in what way is the cinema a...