Characteristics of the Phenomenalist-realist Film

In The Major Realist Film Theorists: A Critical Anthology, Ian Aitken (2016) identified five characteristics of the phenomenalist-realist film: (1) perceptually realistic; (2) disinterested; (3) nature-like; (4) feeling-oriented; and (5) flowing. In the current essay, I flesh out each of these attributes by expounding on their philosophical influences – particularly Kantian aesthetics – and explicating […]