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Film theory

critical concepts in media and cultural studies

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Published by Routledge in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Motion pictures.,
  • Cinematography.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Philip Simpson, Andrew Utterson, and K.J. Shepherdson.
    ContributionsSimpson, Philip., Utterson, Andrew., Shepherdson, K. J.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1994 .F4391447 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3684862M
    ISBN 10041525972X, 0415259738, 0415259746, 0415259754, 0415259711
    LC Control Number2003046666


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This volume takes the position that film. Conspiracy Theory is a American political action thriller film directed by Richard original screenplay by Brian Helgeland centers on an eccentric taxi driver who believes many world events are triggered by government conspiracies, and the Justice Department attorney (Julia Roberts) who becomes involved in his film was a financial success, but critical Directed by: Richard Donner.

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André Bazin. It’s always fruitful to go back to Bazin’s writings, less as a theoretician than as a critic (with theoretical intuitions that are sometimes hazardous).

Notes on the Cinematographer Robert Bresson. In this work of feminist film criticism, Mary Ann Doane examines questions of sexual difference and knowledge in cinematic, theoretical, and psychoanalytic discourses.

"Femmes Fatales" examines Freud, the female spectator, the meaning of the close-up, and the nature of stardom. Doane's analyses of such figures as Pabst's Lulu and Rita Hayworth's Gilda trace the 5/5(1). Toby Miller is Professor in the Cinema Studies Department at New York University. He is the author or editor of a wide range of work in cultural studies, including A Companion to Cultural Studies (Ed.

Blackwell Publishing, ), Technologies of Truth () and (with Alec McHoul) Popular Culture and Everyday Life (). He is also co-editor of the journal Social.

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film by David Thomson. Thompson’s big, bulky, fiercely opinionated tome is the definitive movie reference book, even if his tastes run mighty persnickety (I. Understanding Film Theory (2nd ed.) by Ruth Doughty.

This book shows how theory can be drawn upon to gain a greater understanding of the complexity and meaning of the films that students watch and study, making it an ideal entry point for anyone tasked with applying theory to their academic work. Siegfried Kracauer’s classic study, originally published inexplores the distinctive qualities of the cinematic medium.

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Feminist film theory advocates a feminist counter-cinema look. Feminist scholars define feminist cinema as a forward-looking practice of film, changing the whole viewpoint of the camera.

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Animating Film Theory provides an enriched understanding of the relationship between two of the most unwieldy and unstable organizing concepts in cinema and media studies: animation and film theory. For the most part, animation has been excluded from the purview of film theory.

Book Description. Film Theory: The Basics provides an accessible introduction to the key theorists, concepts, and debates that have shaped the study of moving images.

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Film Theory. Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies, edited by Philip Simpson, Andrew Utterson and K.J. Shepherdson, Routledge, London, The Reality of Film investigates filmic reality by way of six key film theorists: André Bazin, Christian Metz, Stanley Cavell, Gilles Deleuze, Slavoj Žižek and Jacques Rancière.

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Marc Furstenau is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Carleton University, Canada. Recent publications include (ed. with Bruce Bennett and Adrian Mackenzie) Cinema and Technology: Cultures, Theories, Practices (), and he has also published on the topics of cinema and semiotics, film theory, the philosophical cinema of Terrence Malick and the photographic.

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