John Jules Barrish is an Irish writer and philosopher born on July 30, 1885 and died March 7, 1939 in Cork , Ireland . Writer, we owe him a work of fiction and two books of philosophical reflection. But his greatest work remains unquestionably his four-volume encyclopedia of cinema called Cinema and Metaphor , in which he will develop theories about the behavior of the viewer in the face of the new cinematic spectacle.
- Cinema and Metaphor ( 1914 – 1917 )
- Leisure Theory ( 1922 )
- Explanation for Humanity ( 1928 )
- Gemini Field ( 1930 )
- Mine ( 1939 – unfinished)
Note the recent publication of the book Metaphores of Contemporary Cinema ( 2004 ), a collective work of several theorists gathered under the direction of Jules Barrish. The latter finally seems to be a mere pseudonym, tribute to John J. Barrish.