Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Here's a scene from John Carpenter's Dark Star where a crew member defuses a bomb using phenomenology.
Phenomenology as defined by Edmund Husserl is 'the reflective study of the essence of consciousness as experienced from the first-person point of view.'
But, I think the clip from dark star sums it up much better.
It was explored with increasing intensity by thinkers of the twentieth century, I think partly because of development of photography, sound recording and cinema, which are all types of disembodied sensory data.
Anybody who's thinking about being in my movie(you know who you are) this scene is kind of what I'm going for.