Critical viewing

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Steering the ship

[Film] permits the audience to take the position of a critic, without experiencing any personal contact with the actor. The audience's identification with the actor is really an identification with the cameras. Consequently the audience takes the position of the camera; its approach is that of testing. This is not the approach to which cult values may be exposed. Benjamin1968, 230-1

Might this be true of tourism?

[Film] extends our comprehension of the necessities which rule our lives; on the other hand, it manages to assure us of an immense and unexpected field of action. (238)

Can tourism do this too?