A sudden detour into cinema

“But why this sudden detour into cinema? 

Morin’s research is motivated by his own life experiences. After the death of his mother, the young Morin became an obsessive moviegoer, and developed a fascination for the magical dimensions of cinema. As he explained, they allowed him to temporarily inhabit and dream of a different world, escape his pain, and immerse himself in a world of creativity and imagination through a ritualistic process not unlike the experiences of art of our distant ancestors, glimpses of art illuminated by flickering lights in dark caves. It is a commonplace to say that one’s research is really a reflection of one’s life. But in Morin’s case this is particularly evident…”

This is a long quote from the paper  COMPLEX THOUGHT – An Overview of Edgar Morin’s Intellectual Journey by Alfonso Montuori.


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