The Mind and the Film a Treatise on the Psychological Factors in the Film

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    IN “The Mind and the Film” the advance in technique in kinematography is related to the way in which a ‘story’ should be presented so as to secure its full psychological effect. The ‘story’ itself, the mode of its expression, and its angle of conception and balance, are considered in the first part of this little book; while the second part is devoted to a brief but practical discussion of the uses of photographic ‘aids to the mind.’ Suggestive hints, linked up with more or less obvious physiological and psychological principles, are given to the producers of films throughout; and the ordinary reader who enjoys the ‘pictures’ will find not a little interest in reading of the devices by which his understanding is helped, and his emotions stirred, while he follows them. The book is written in non-technical language so far as psychology is concerned, but abounds in the somewhat uncouth vocabulary of the motion picture camera.

    The Mind and the Film a Treatise on the Psychological Factors in the Film.

    Gerard Fort

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    By. Pp. xiv + 119. (London: George Routledge and Sons, Ltd., 1926.) 5s. net.

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    The Mind and the Film a Treatise on the Psychological Factors in the Film . Nature 120, 223 (1927). https://doi.org/10.1038/120223d0

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