restricted access Boundless Ontologies: Michael Snow, Wittgenstein, and the Textual Film

While most films use moving images as their primary currency, there are several experimental films—such as Michael Snow’s So Is This (1982)—that instead traffic in the written word. This article argues that such experiments problematize rigid conceptions of film’s ontology and instead foreground the usefulness of a Wittgensteinian approach to cinema.