By Carl Plantinga
We all know the fun of being transported through a movie, yet what's it that makes motion picture gazing this kind of compelling emotional adventure? In relocating audience, Carl Plantinga explores this query and the consequences of its resolution for aesthetics, the psychology of spectatorship, and where of flicks in tradition. via an in-depth dialogue of mainstream Hollywood motion pictures, Plantinga investigates what he phrases "the paradox of adverse emotion" and the functionality of mainstream narratives as ritualistic fantasies. He describes the sensual nature of the films and indicates how movie feelings are frequently elicited for rhetorical reasons. He makes use of cognitive technological know-how and philosophical aesthetics to illustrate why cinema could carry an analogous emotional cost for varied audiences.
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The bullet that hit him in the head disintegrated completely. We saw nearly forty fragments throughout the right cerebral hemisphere and embedded in the interior of the skull. A lot of them were no bigger than the point of a pen, and the largest was about the size of the nail on your little finger. 5-millimeter ammunition manufactured by East Alton Illinois-based Western Cartridge Co. 68. , p. 49 & p. 64. 42 Chapter 3. Reasonable Doubt Ballistics/Autopsy Inconsistencies There is a further problem in reconciling the ballistics evidence with official autopsy evidence.
As I said, the evidence is there for anyone to examine. ” Indeed, some evidence has not been made public as late as thirty-eight years after the event. ” He denied that he used it, under oath; but subsequently he was exposed by a tape recording of an interview he had held months earlier where he is heard saying the “n word” numerous times. This apparent perjury convinced the jury that if he was willing to lie under oath about the “n” word, perhaps he was also willing to lie under oath about the bloody glove; and thus “reasonable doubt” existed.
Lee. Note: As if to underscore the synchronicity of these two figures, it might be useful to emphasize that Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, was married. 219;Compendium of Coincidence, (Time, August 27, 1964), p. 19. , Facts and Fun about the Presidents (New York: Scholastic, 1987); Fortean Times, (John Brown Publishing, 1994), p. 32; Hanchett, William, The Lincoln Murder Conspiracies, (Chicago: Univ. of Illinois Press, 1983). This type of coincidence or correspondence can be fun, and can be drawn out further and further.