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Psychoanalysis as stemmed from Freud brings the unconscious to the foreground of importance adding value to those thoughts feelings etcetera that are usually repressed Film as a mass entertainment serves as a way for an audience to experience situations that they do not always have the chance to experience but to do so relies on somehow pulling the viewer in so that they do not necessarily realise while they are watching that they are watching a film but instead feel as if they are the one caught up in the action of the piece So then the filmmakers job is to prompt this experience for the audience and can do so by positioning the viewer to feel as if they themselves are witnessing the events in the film How can a viewer so believe in a film when they all the time know that the world and story of the film is fiction and fantasy The power of cinema comes in its power to duplicate the real world the world we know Cinema is able to show us the world we live our lives in but it goes beyond that it is also capable of manipulation- unlike many other arts which can simply observe and record with minimal manipulation It is manipulation that sparks interest in the world as portrayed in film If there was no manipulation it may not be worth watching film because it would simply be a straight reproduction of the world in which we live and would probably be better experienced in the world itself Even the most realist of films in the Bazin-ian sense of the term relies on manipulation although the manipulation is to hide that there has been any How then does this manipulation work to attract the viewer Surely the simple fact that there is manipulation cannot be enough there must be some reason to rely on this tactic Thus the film is like
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