My thesis is finally shaping up. I've got most of the sections written and the main theory is nearing its final form. For anybody who has witnessed/read any of the previous accounts of my research its final form might come as some what of a shock. By reading so many theories written in different areas I started to see the natural crossovers. I think my theory as it now stands can account for a lot of the techniques used in continuity editing. All that I hope is that my examiners also think so.
I'll wait until my thesis is finished before debuting my new theory. However, if you want to get a good insight into why continuity editing is acceptable to the human perceptual system take a look at these books. These editors know what's what:
Dmytryk, Edward (1986) On Filmmaking
Block, Bruce (2001) The Visual Story: Seeing structure of film, TV, and New Media
Murch, Walter (2001) In The Blink Of An Eye: a perspective on film editing
Pepperman, Richard (2004) The Eye is Quicker: film editing; making a good film better
Do you see a theme?
Quick Thesis Update:
Deadline = 9th January (Merry Christmas for me then)
Percentage written = 80% (and then I have to edit; Oh, the irony: the one part of writing I hate)