notes from reading 
Sherningham, M (2006) 
Everyday Life: Theories and Practices from Surrealism to the Present 
Oxford: Oxford University Press 

The quality of light, as experienced in film. is intermittent. At sound speed there are twenty-four images a second, each about a fiftieth of a second in duration, alternating with an equivalent period of black. So the film we are watching is not actually a solid thing. It only appears to be solid.

On a visceral level, the intermittent quality of film is close to the way we experience the world. We don’t experience a solid continuum of existence. Sometimes we are here and sometimes not, suspended in some kind of rapid-fire illusion. 

Dorsky, Nathaniel (2005) Devotional Cinema  Berkley, CA: Tuumba Press