Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Lewis & Clark College

Carroll on the "Power" of Film; or How do Theater and Film Compare?

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Philip Seymour Hoffman in  Death of a Salesman  and  Capote

Philip Seymour Hoffman in Death of a Salesman and Capote

Noel Carroll claims that the power of film resides in the fact that (a) pictorial representation employs object recognition, (b) film utilizes technical resources that theater doesn't (or can't), and (c) movies are fictional narratives. What is one artistic limitation that film lacks and theater has and one limitation that film has but theater lacks?