Film Theory and Criticism

Film Theory and Criticism

"Building upon the wide range of selections and the extensive historical coverage that marked previous editions, this new compilation stretches from the earliest attempts to define the cinema to the most recent efforts to place film in the ...

Author: Leo Braudy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195365623

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 905

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"Building upon the wide range of selections and the extensive historical coverage that marked previous editions, this new compilation stretches from the earliest attempts to define the cinema to the most recent efforts to place film in the contexts of psychology, sociology, and philosophy, and to explore issues of gender and race. Reorganized into eight sections - each comprising the major fields of critical controversy and analysis - this new edition features reformulated introductions and biographical headnotes that contextualize the readings, making the text more accessible than ever to students, film enthusiasts, and general readers alike. The seventh edition also integrates exciting new material on feminist theory, queer cinema, and global cinema, as well as a new section, "Digitization and Globalization," which engages important recent developments in technology and world cinema.".
Categories: Performing Arts

Film Theory and Criticism

Film Theory and Criticism

Revised and updated to incorporate suggestions from film instructors and critics nationwide, the fourth edition of this classic text is a thorough introduction to the evolving aesthetics and controversies of nearly a century, from the ...

Author: Gerald Mast

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008763828

Category: Film criticism

Page: 797

View: 851

Revised and updated to incorporate suggestions from film instructors and critics nationwide, the fourth edition of this classic text is a thorough introduction to the evolving aesthetics and controversies of nearly a century, from the earliest attempts to define the cinema to the most recent efforts to place film in the context of psychology, sociology, and philosophy. Building upon the wide range of selections and extensive historical coverage that marked the previous editions, 37 essays have been added. The editors have rewritten chapter introductions and revised each section to show the impact of new thinking on the continuing debate over the nature of film reality, the film image, film genre, and the film performer. The sections on genre, the film artist, and the relation of film to the other arts have been greatly expanded. Several essays addressing the issue of film sound have also been included.
Categories: Film criticism

Film Theory and Criticism

Film Theory and Criticism

Focuses on the trends in film technology and viewership, treating film studies as an extension of cultural studies. This work takes into account the attendant theoretical considerations." - publisher.

Author: Leo Braudy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195158172

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 937

View: 481

Focuses on the trends in film technology and viewership, treating film studies as an extension of cultural studies. This work takes into account the attendant theoretical considerations." - publisher.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

French Film Theory and Criticism 1907 1929

French Film Theory and Criticism  1907 1929

These two volumes examine a significant but previously neglected moment in French cultural history: the emergence of French film theory and criticism before the essays of André Bazin.

Author: Richard Abel

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069100062X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 484

View: 207

These two volumes examine a significant but previously neglected moment in French cultural history: the emergence of French film theory and criticism before the essays of André Bazin. Richard Abel has devised an organizational scheme of six nearly symmetrical periods that serve to "bite into" the discursive flow of early French writing on the cinema. Each of the periods is discussed in a separate and extensive historical introduction, with convincing explications of the various concepts current at the time. In each instance, Abel goes on to provide a complementary anthology of selected texts in translation. Amounting to a portable archive, these anthologies make available a rich selection of nearly one hundred and fifty important texts, most of them never before published in English.
Categories: Performing Arts

French Film Theory and Criticism

French Film Theory and Criticism

These two volumes examine a significant but previously neglected moment in French cultural history: the emergence of French film theory and criticism before the essays of Andr Bazin.

Author: Richard Abel

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691000638

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

View: 115

These two volumes examine a significant but previously neglected moment in French cultural history: the emergence of French film theory and criticism before the essays of Andr Bazin. Richard Abel has devised an organizational scheme of six nearly symmetrical periods that serve to "bite into" the discursive flow of early French writing on the cinema. Each of the periods is discussed in a separate and extensive historical introduction, with convincing explications of the various concepts current at the time. In each instance, Abel goes on to provide a complementary anthology of selected texts in translation. Amounting to a portable archive, these anthologies make available a rich selection of nearly one hundred and fifty important texts, most of them never before published in English.
Categories: Performing Arts

Cinema All the Time

Cinema All the Time

Author: Jaroslav Anděl

Publisher: University of Michigan/Michigan Slavic

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114476463

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 315

View: 316

Categories: Foreign Language Study

Film Theory Goes to the Movies

Film Theory Goes to the Movies

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.

Author: Jim Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135216467

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 769

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.
Categories: Social Science

Film Genre

Film Genre

Author: Barry Keith Grant

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007517332

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 249

View: 133

Categories: Performing Arts

European Film Theory and Cinema

European Film Theory and Cinema

European Film Theory and Cinema explores the major film theories and movements within European cinema since the early 1900s.

Author: Ian Aitken

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253340438

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 275

View: 708

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Feminism and Film Theory

Feminism and Film Theory

First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Constance Penley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135201050

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 950

First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Social Science

Film Theory

Film Theory

This book is a lively and provoking introduction to film theory.

Author: Robert Stam

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119491576

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

View: 426

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Viewer s Guide to Film Theory and Criticism

A Viewer s Guide to Film Theory and Criticism

The newest developments in literary criticism , the study of signs and deep
structures , and the examination of literary language all have their counterparts in
film theory . Critics have passed from early attempts to equate the cinematic “ shot
 ...

Author: Robert T. Eberwein

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press

ISBN: UOM:39015012215946

Category: Motion-picture plays

Page: 235

View: 761

Categories: Motion-picture plays

Feminist Film Studies

Feminist Film Studies

This book provides students in both film and gender/women's studies with a clear introduction to the field of feminist film theory and criticism.

Author: Karen Hollinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415575263

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 306

View: 503

Feminist Film Studies is a readable, yet comprehensive textbook for introductory classes in feminist film theory and criticism. Karen Hollinger provides an accessible overview of women’s representation and involvement in film, complemented by analyses of key texts that illustrate major topics in the field. Key areas include: a brief history of the development of feminist film theory the theorization of the male gaze and the female spectator women in genre films and literary adaptations the female biopic feminism and avant-garde and documentary film women as auteurs lesbian representation women in Third Cinema. Each chapter includes a "Films in Focus" section, which analyzes key texts related to the chapter’s major topic, including examples from classical Hollywood, world cinema, and the contemporary period. This book provides students in both film and gender/women’s studies with a clear introduction to the field of feminist film theory and criticism.
Categories: Performing Arts

Film Studies

Film Studies

This is a guide to the study of film, covering the significant theories, debates and approaches to the subject.

Author: John Hill

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028619398

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

View: 545

This is a guide to the study of film, covering the significant theories, debates and approaches to the subject. Contributors provide an overview of the main disciplinary approaches, explaining the concepts and methods involved in film analysis.
Categories: Performing Arts

Australian Film Theory and Criticism

Australian Film Theory and Criticism

While we were aware of film studies having an immediate pre-history in non-
formal university contexts, our research ... with a revived Australian film industry
and adjoining a new prominence held by film critics in many Australian
newspapers ...

Author: Noel King

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783204694

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 426

View: 493

A three-volume project tracing key critical positions, people and institutions in Australian film, Australian Film Theory and Criticism interrogates not only the origins of Australian film theory but also its relationships to adjacent disciplines and institutions. The second volume in the series, this book gathers interviews with national and international film theorists and critics to chart the development of different discourses in Australian film studies through the decades. Seeking to examine the position of film theorists and their relationship to film industry practitioners and policy-makers, this volume succeeds mightily in reasserting Australian film’s place on the international scholarly agenda.
Categories: Performing Arts

Australian Film Theory and Criticism

Australian Film Theory and Criticism

At Intellect, we thank Jelena Stanovnik for her initial interest in, and ongoing
support for, this and other volumes in the Australian Film Theory and Criticism
series. Special thanks to Sally Wilson, Lauren Bliss and Helen Pringle for their
research ...

Author: Noel King

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783200375

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 426

View: 756

A three-volume project tracing key critical positions, people and institutions in Australian film, Australian Film Theory and Criticism interrogates not only the origins of Australian film theory but also its relationships to adjacent disciplines and institutions. The second volume in the series, this book gathers interviews with national and international film theorists and critics to chart the development of different discourses in Australian film studies through the decades. Seeking to examine the position of film theorists and their relationship to film industry practitioners and policy-makers, this volume succeeds mightily in reasserting Australian film’s place on the international scholarly agenda.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Major Realist Film Theorists

The Major Realist Film Theorists

The first collection to address the writings of John Grierson, Siegfried Kracauer, André Bazin and Georg Lukács in one volume.

Author: Ian Aitken

Publisher:

ISBN: 1474425968

Category:

Page: 240

View: 837

The first collection to address the writings of John Grierson, Siegfried Kracauer, Andre Bazin and Georg Lukacs in one volume.
Categories:

Film Essays and Criticism

Film Essays and Criticism

This is the first English translation of another of his important books, Kritiken und Aufsatze zum Film, which collects both film reviews and theoretical essays, most of them written between 1925 and 1940.

Author: Rudolf Arnheim

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299152642

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 253

View: 617

One of the world's leading film theorists, Rudolf Arnheim has been well known to readers of English since the publication of his classic Film as Art in 1957. This is the first English translation of another of his important books, Kritiken und Aufsätze zum Film, which collects both film reviews and theoretical essays, most of them written between 1925 and 1940. As a young man in 1920s Berlin, Arnheim began writing about film for the satirical magazine Das Stachelschwein. In 1928, as the Weimar Republic began to crumble, he joined the intellectual weekly Die Weltbühne as film critic and assistant editor for cultural affairs. His most important contributions to both magazines are published here, including witty and incisive comments on many of the great classics of the silent and early sound period, such as Buster Keaton's The General and Fritz Lang's Metropolis. With the advent of Nazism in Germany, Arnheim emigrated first to Italy, where he wrote essays (many included here) for a nascent Enciclopedia del Cinema, and then to England and the United States. The thirty essays on film theory discuss elements of theory and technique, early sound film, production, style and content, and the relationship of film and the state. The fifty-six critical pieces include Arnheim's thoughts on the practice of film criticism, his reviews of German, American, French, and Soviet films, and his profiles of Greta Garbo, Charlie Chaplin, Felix Bressart, Erich von Stroheim, and others. Also included in the volume are an introduction (newly revised by Arnheim) and a comprehensive bibliography.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theories of Authorship

Theories of Authorship

Theories of Authorship documents the major stages in the debate about film authorship, and introduces recent writing on film to suggest important ways in which the debate might be reconsidered.

Author: John Caughie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136102684

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

View: 151

The film director or `auteur' has been central in film theory and criticism over the past thirty years. Theories of Authorship documents the major stages in the debate about film authorship, and introduces recent writing on film to suggest important ways in which the debate might be reconsidered.
Categories: Literary Criticism