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Literature Film Quarterly (1980) - Faith and Idolatry in the Horror Film




Film criticism, however, has largely neglected its audience's perceptual involvement, as V.F. Perkins notes in his study Film as Film where he suggests that we "redirect attention to the movie as it is seen, by shifting the emphasis back from creation to perception." Phenomenology and the critical approach it has offered students of literature might well be the key to this shift of emphasis in film criticism.