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Now I understood there can be passages where the passage is tough to grasp but the questions were easy to answer.
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I read it as below to my own understanding.
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Graf’s primary interest is to describe and elaborate the basic premises of Wenders’ film aesthetic.

Graf's primarily describes wender's basic assumptions.
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Although he admits that Wenders’ meditations on the cinema “can sometimes leave an impression of puerile idealism,” Graf generally refrains from staging a full-scale critical interrogation and refutation of Wenders’ premises.

He admits that Wenders' idea is childish, he doesn't criticize it.

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No doubt Wenders’ film aesthetic is more of personal moral stance than a substantial theoretical position on the nature of cinema.


Author also agrees that it's personal view rather than supported by evidence that is told later again.

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Wenders’ weighty statements about unmediated visual perception and the redemption of the real can strike the reader as naive, essentialist, and ahistorical, especially at a time when current theory emphasizes the inaccessibility of the real, and the constitutive process and mediating structures of representation


Again, Wender's stance on unedited visuals/films can be naive and ahistorical for readers at times when editing/mediating the real is constitutive.

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Wenders’ belief that cinematography bears an unimpeachable witness to “things as they are,” and provides an ontological bond between representation and what it represents, invokes a metaphysics of presence that leads to the misrecognition that images can exist somehow in an unmediated, nonmedialized, nonedited form.


I'm not so sure on this one : Wenders stance on ciname depicting reality as it is, that images can exist in edited/mediated form.

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For Wenders, only film can redeem the real

Wender's belief that only film can be real.

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The temporal and spatial separation of images from the realities they depict— making them reproductions, mere illusions of reality, and spectacle—seems to have little bearing on Wenders’ desire for an unmediated representation of reality


Images are mediated/edited and still spectacle/audiences have little bearing on Wender's reality

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Unlike Farber’s special high tech camera in Until the End of the World (which records not optical images, but the neurological event of seeing), moving film images (even “true ones”) do not automatically imprint on our brains—they are negotiated, mediated by our point of view, our experiences, our memories

Unlike Farber's movie that provide(neurologica ...), images are neotiated and mediated in our memories/point of view.

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Even if we grant that film images have a latent truth-telling potential and can preserve the real world, they are also, as Graf points out, highly fragile and open to abuse.Just like stories, they can be used to manipulate, distort, and tell lies.


Images can potentially tell reality it's highly fragile like stories open to manipulation, distortion and lies.
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Re: Grafs primary interest is to describe and elaborate the basic premise [#permalink]
Why not C?
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Rushabhs1997 wrote:
Why not C?


C of which question?
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