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Title
With the past in front of the character : evidence for spatial-temporal metaphors in cinema
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Abstract
Cognitive research on Ego-Reference-Point models of time in English traditionally shows that "FUTURE IS IN FRONT OF EGO" and "PAST IS IN BACK OF EGO." Recently, however, this view has been challenged by other results, showing that there exists a major static model of time wherein "FUTURE IS IN BACK OF EGO" and "PAST IS IN FRONT OF EGO." However, evidence for both conceptual systems comes predominantly from linguistic and gestural forms of expression. For instance, convincing empirical evidence coming from the manifestation mode of cinema is still lacking. This article attempts to fill this gap by bringing the discussion of temporal metaphors to the foreground of character subjectivity in film. Using concise case-studies taken from various films, this study provides evidence that a majority of flashback scenes seem to base their conceptions of time on a static Ego-Reference-Point model in which the past appears to be in front of the character's eyes on screen.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Metaphor and symbol. - Philadelphia, Pa, 1997, currens
Publication
Philadelphia, Pa : 2015
ISSN
1092-6488 [print]
1532-7868 [online]
Volume/pages
30:3(2015), p. 218-239
ISI
000358142300003
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Last edited 19.06.2017
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