Answer the following in the form of a concise and argumentative essay, using examples from the readings and films (where appropriate) to illustrate your argument.
Classical film theory sought to identify the essential qualities of the medium, while contemporary film theory explores how we are subject to the image, via ideology and the unconscious. Which is more useful in the context of a movie you’ve watched recently? How and why? Use the ideas of at least four theorists (Adorno, Benjamin, Althusser, Comolli/Narboni etc) to support your argument.