By George Stevens Jr.
The 1st publication to compile those interviews of grasp moviemakers from the yank movie Institute’s popular seminars, Conversations with the good Moviemakers deals an unrivaled heritage of yank cinema within the phrases of its maximum practitioners.
Here are the incomparable administrators Frank Capra, Elia Kazan, King Vidor, David Lean, Fritz Lang (“I discovered basically from undesirable films”), William Wyler, and George Stevens; popular manufacturers and cinematographers; celebrated screenwriters Ray Bradbury and Ernest Lehman; in addition to the immortal Ingmar Bergman and Federico Fellini (“Making a film is a mathematical operation. It’s totally very unlikely to improvise”). Taken jointly, those conversations provide uniquely intimate entry to the considering, the knowledge, and the genius of cinema’s such a lot gifted pioneers.
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For that very reason he can not be regarded as the ‘‘author’’ of his actions. The actions belong to him only because something in him is the cause of that action. Let me illustrate the metaphor of authorship in a bit more detail. If I am writing on the computer, my recognizing that I am typing is not sufficient to make me the author of the text I am writing. I could just be following the dictation of somebody else, whose elaboration I might even vehemently disagree with. For my typing to count as the typing of my text of which I am in the full sense the author, I have to be aware of certain beliefs and desires, and I have to be aware of them in the right manner as making sense of the type of action I am engaged in.
It is standard scientific practice to conceive of the explanandum in terms of the theory that is also used to explain it. Certainly witches cannot be identified without the concept of mysterious supernatural powers that one also appeals to in order to explain the actions of witches. But that merely proves that the old familiar categorization of the domain of the explanandum can be shown to be unjustified in light of a superior theory that reveals the old theory to be outdated. Baker might be quite right in asserting that the categorization of folkpsychological explananda ordinarily presupposes other folk-psychological notions.
In the last twenty to thirty years social psychologists have also tried to focus research on particular aspects of empathy, either (i) by investigating what they call empathetic accuracy or (ii) by trying to sharpen empathy research in mainly defining it as a phenomenon of the ‘‘vicariously sharing of an affect’’ of one individual with another (Eisenberg and Strayer 1984, 3) or as involving a ‘‘psychological process that makes a person have feelings that are more congruent with another person’s situation than with his own situation’’ (Hoffman 2000, 30).
Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood's Golden Age at the American Film Institute by George Stevens Jr.