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Explorations in Film Theory

Explorations in Film Theory

Selected Essays from Ciné-tracts

  • Author: Ron Burnett
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253312822
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 289
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Explorations in Film Theory is a selection of some of the most influential articles which originally appeared in CinA(c)-Tracts -- one of the journals which helped define contemporary film theory. The articles represent crucial ideas and theories in the areas of film and communications studies, feminist studies, and film history. They challenge the way theoreticians and filmmakers have not come to grips with sexual difference, and they raise questions about image and how images produce meaning. Bertolt Brecht, Walter Benjamin, Dziga-Vertov, pornography, educational television, and the New German Cinema of the 1970s are some of the topics covered.

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: 1135201056
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 280
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First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Film Theory

Film Theory

Creating a Cinematic Grammar

  • Author: Felicity Colman
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231850603
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 144
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Film Theory addresses the core concepts and arguments created or used by academics, critical film theorists, and filmmakers, including the work of Dudley Andrew, Raymond Bellour, Mary Ann Doane, Miriam Hansen, bell hooks, Siegfried Kracauer, Raul Ruiz, P. Adams Sitney, Bernard Stiegler, and Pier Paolo Pasolini. This volume takes the position that film theory is a form of writing that produces a unique cinematic grammar; and like all grammars, it forms part of the system of rules that govern a language, and is thus applicable to wider range of media forms. In their creation of authorial trends, identification of the technology of cinema as a creative force, and production of films as aesthetic markers, film theories contribute an epistemological resource that connects the technologies of filmmaking and film composition. This book explores these connections through film theorisations of processes of the diagrammatisation (the systems, methodologies, concepts, histories) of cinematic matters of the filmic world.

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.

Film Theory

Film Theory

Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

  • Author: Philip Simpson,Andrew Utterson,Karen J. Shepherdson
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780415259750
  • Category: Cinematography
  • Page: 440
  • View: 1300
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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.

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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This book offers an accessible account of film theory for the student and the cinemagoer. It ranges from the late 1960s to the present, a period in which a number of conceptual strands--notably politics, semiotics and psychoanalysis--came together. Lapsely and Westlake chart the construction of this synthesis and its subsequent fragmentation and elucidate the various intellectual currents contributing to it. The first part of the book covers the conceptual background of film theory, dealing with historical materialism, semiotics, and psychoanalysis, while the second part concentrates on particular topics--authorship, narrative, realism, the avant-garde and postmodernism. This second edition features an extensive retrospective introduction, as well as a fully updated and extended bibliography.

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.