Thursday, July 8, 2010

Essay: "Leaving the Movie Theater." Roland Barthes.

Review: Analyzes the experience of seeing a movie in a movie theater. We have all experienced that feeling of coming back to reality when leaving the theater. Watching a movie is hypnotic, but the essayist is aware the he is two people—one who is absorbed like peering through a keyhole concentrating on the movie and a second person who observes everything around him in the theater.

The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present. Ed. Phillip Lopate. New York: Anchor Books. 1995. 

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