I am working on a paper that is focused on the relationship between actors and the characters they play in terms of the spectator’s perception (re: ability or inability to seperate them). From my notes, it is wrapped up in perceptions / concepts / ideas of reality, representation and projection. All very big concepts in and of themselves. To make this speak to my work, I am aiming to work towards how these ideas work in the player/avatar relationship. In alot of ways, I am enjoying Film Studies with my sociologist eyes/brain – now to see if I can make the jump while keeping a foot firmly planted in each field!
The research is still young and not fully fleshed out yet – so any reading suggestions are more than welcome (as always). As I get more reading done, hopefully I can share some ideas here.
[note: Freidberg, Metz, Cavell are on the list so far]