Cinematography: The Creative Use of Reality

'As we watch a film, the continuous act of recognition in which we are involved is like a strip of memory unrolling beneath the images of the film itself, to form the invisible underlayer of an implicit double exposure.'

Deren, Maya (1960) 'Cinematography: The Creative Use of Reality' in Braudy and Cohen (eds.) (2004) Film Theory and Criticism (6th ed.) Oxford: Oxford University Press p.191