The author attempts to present cinema from the point of view of an object. It appears that a film object gives rise to a number of fundamental, anthropological questions: about characteristic ways of experiencing being in time, about the existential character of memory and the need for meaning, and about basic directions of teleological cinematic visualization of reality. Analyzed here are the ideas present in traditional theories of film, as it is there, where the ontology of cinema was considered first. St. Augustine and Martin Heidegger define further steps of the philosophical reflection.
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