Cinema and the Sacrifice of Narcissus

  • Author(s): Jean Collet and Jospeh Cunneen
  • When: 1987-09
  • Where: CrossCurrents
  • The cinema is first of all a sacred place, one of the last (along with the theater, the opera, and the stadium) that exist in our profane universe. We draw on Mircea Eliade for a preliminary definition of the sacred: a place set apart, a space in sharp contrast with its surroundings. In the case of the cinema this can be verified in several ways.

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