Who this discussion is simply dismisses as trivial the debate is not grown. Academic-bashing is now so big in fashion, and it is synonymous quite understandable if you do not understand why seemingly simple questions provide much material for discussion - but I expect of a web magazine as slashCAM, that it is not cheap moves on this level. For a practical Filmmakers the question of the ontological truth of the picture may seem simplistic and banal, but at least it is precisely this question of what the philosophical dimensions of the 20 Century has occupied (Deleuze, Merleau-Ponty, etc.).
your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.