[Reading Response: Roland Barthes and Walter Benjamin]

Barthes’s and Benjamin’s articles help me to examine and understand the distance between films and me, and providing me with the insight of the fittest position to appreciate films. Benjamin states that films have a relatively closer relationship with the audiences, and he compares films to surgeries that they have direct interactions with the audiences, while traditional arts are distant to the audiences. However, with my personal feelings on watching films, films are still keeping some distances from us and preserving the beauty and depth within the camera. This important distance should be credited to cinema, the venue for audiences

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