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Film Theory

Film Theory

An Introduction

  • Author: Robert Stam
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119491576
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 392
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This book is a lively and provoking introduction to film theory. It is suitable for students from any discipline but is particularly aimed at students studying film and literature as it examines issues common to both subjects such as realism, illusionism, narration, point of view, style, semiotics, psychoanalysis and multiculturalism. It also includes coverage of theorists common to both, Barthes, Lacan and Bakhtin among others. Robert Stam, renowned for his clarity of writing, will also include studies of cinema specialists providing readers with a depth of reference not generally available outside the field of film studies itself. Other material covered includes film adaptations of works of literature and analogies between literary and film criticism.

What Is Film Theory?

What Is Film Theory?

  • Author: Rushton, Richard,Bettinson, Gary
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335234232
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 211
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'What is Film Theory? is an introduction to the key elements of film theory. So, what is film theory as a subject? Film studies is divided in to key subjects and themes: there's film art which looks at the aesthetics of film; cinema studies which looks at institutions, films themeselves and the industry; film theory which looks at the concepts, philosophies and disciplines which underline film studies. As such, the book will look at subjects including semiotics and strucutalism, psychoanalysis, formalist film theory, cognitive approaches and neoformalism. In the light of the readers' reports it will also address more 'cultural' issues such as queer theory, ethnicity, postcolonialism and world cinema..

Film Theory Goes to the Movies

Film Theory Goes to the Movies

Cultural Analysis of Contemporary Film

  • Author: Jim Collins,Ava Preacher Collins,Hilary Radner
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135216452
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 320
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Film Theory Goes to the Movies fills the gap in film theory literature which has failed to analyze high-grossing blockbusters. The contributors in this volume, however, discuss such popular films as The Silence of the Lambs, Dances With Wolves, Terminator II, Pretty Woman, Truth or Dare, Mystery Train, and Jungle Fever. They employ a variety of critical approaches, from industry analysis to reception study, to close readings informed by feminist, deconstructive and postmodernist theory, as well as recent developments in African American and gay and lesbian criticism. An important introduction to contemporary Hollywood, this anthology will be of interest to those involved in the fields of film theory, literary theory, popular culture, and women's studies.

Feminism and Film Theory

Feminism and Film Theory

  • Author: Constance Penley
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135201064
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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Because the organization of the classroom and the school provide the framework for teaching and learning, this important volume reviews research that focuses on specific issues including: achievement effects of alternative school and classroom organizational practices, ability grouping, departmentalization, special and remedial programs, evaluation processes, and class size. The studies utilize realistic evaluations rather than laboratory or experimental data, and do not prescribe particular practices.

A Companion to Film Theory

A Companion to Film Theory

  • Author: Toby Miller,Robert Stam
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470700637
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 440
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This volume of specially commissioned work by experts in the fieldof film studies provides a comprehensive overview of the field. Itsinternational and interdisciplinary approach will have a broadappeal to those interested in this multifaceted subject. Provides a major collection of specially commissioned work byexperts in the field of film studies. Represents material under a variety of headings, includingclass, race, gender, queer theory, nation, stars, ethnography,authorship, and spectatorship. Offers an international approach to the subject, includingcoverage of topics such as genre, image, sound, editing, cultureindustries, early cinema, classical Hollywood, and TV relations andtechnology. Includes concise chapter-by-chapter accounts of the backgroundand current approaches to each topic, followed by a prognosticationon the future. Considers cinema studies in relation to other forms ofknowledge, such as critical studies, anthropology, andliterature.

European Film Theory and Cinema

European Film Theory and Cinema

A Critical Introduction

  • Author: Ian Aitken
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253340436
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 275
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European Film Theory and Cinema explores the major film theories and movements within European cinema since the early 1900s. An original and critically astute study, it considers film theory within the context of the intellectual climate of the last two centuries. Ian Aitkin focuses particularly on the two major traditions that dominate European film theory and cinema: the "intuitionist modernist and realist" tradition and the "post-Saussurian" tradition. The first originates in a philosophical lineage that encompasses German idealist philosophy, romanticism, phenomenology, and the Frankfurt School. Early intuitionist modernist film culture and later theories and practices of cinematic realism are shown to be part of one continuous tradition. The post-Saussurian tradition includes semiotics, structuralism, and post-structuralism.

Film Theory

Film Theory

Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

  • Author: Philip Simpson,Andrew Utterson,Karen J. Shepherdson
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780415259729
  • Category: Cinematography
  • Page: 297
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Concepts in Film Theory

Concepts in Film Theory

  • Author: J. Dudley Andrew
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198020516
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 256
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Concepts in Film Theory is a continuation of Dudley Andrew's classic, The Major Film Theories. In writing now about contemporary theory, Andrew focuses on the key concepts in film study -- perception, representation, signification, narrative structure, adaptation, evaluation, identification, figuration, and interpretation. Beginning with an introductory chapter on the current state of film theory, Andrew goes on to build an overall view of film, presenting his own ideas on each concept, and giving a sense of the interdependence of these concepts. Andrew provides lucid explanations of theories which involve perceptual psychology and structuralism; semiotics and psychoanalysis; hermeneutics and genre study. His clear approach to these often obscure theories enables students to acquire the background they need to enrich their understanding of film -- and of art.

Film Theory

Film Theory

An Introduction, Second Edition

  • Author: Robert Lapsley,Michael Westlake
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719073755
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 317
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A highly readable account of film theory and is an indispensable resource for students

Film Theory

Film Theory

An Introduction through the Senses

  • Author: Thomas Elsaesser,Malte Hagener
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317581148
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 238
  • View: 9055
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What is the relationship between cinema and spectator? This is the key question for film theory, and one that Thomas Elsaesser and Malte Hagener put at the center of their insightful and engaging book, now revised from its popular first edition. Every kind of cinema (and every film theory) first imagines an ideal spectator, and then maps certain dynamic interactions between the screen and the spectator’s mind, body and senses. Using seven distinctive configurations of spectator and screen that move progressively from ‘exterior’ to ‘interior’ relationships, the authors retrace the most important stages of film theory from its beginnings to the present—from neo-realist and modernist theories to psychoanalytic, ‘apparatus,’ phenomenological and cognitivist theories, and including recent cross-overs with philosophy and neurology. This new and updated edition of Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses has been extensively revised and rewritten throughout, incorporating discussion of contemporary films like Her and Gravity, and including a greatly expanded final chapter, which brings film theory fully into the digital age.