Virginia Woolf, speaks of the eye and the brain needing to working conjunctively together to dissect a film(87.) Is she posing here that we must dig into our unconscious in order to break down the images in the film? If we are using our unconscious isn’t the effect going to be different from person to person?
If works such as W. Blake’s Young Night’s Thought’s and part’s of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Stevenson came to them in a dream, then how is it possible to really recreate those characters which seemed so vivid in a dream to the author into a film by someone who did not see those images?
The Perks of Being by a Wallflower written by Stephen Chbosky, is now being directed by him and the screen play was also written by him. In this case, would Virginia Woolf’s opinion be less harsh on the creation of film based on a novel?
Ernest Hartmann, said in Dreams and Nightmares, The Origin and Meaning of Dreams, ” Whether we are awake, asleep, or dreaming, is the lighting up of certain patterns of units and the strengthening or weakening of the weights on certain connections; in other words, we make connections all the time.” So if this is true, whether we read a novel or view a film, it is based on the reader or viewer what they take away from it. Could it be that everyone has a different visual of a character in a novel?