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Film Theory and Philosophy

Film Theory and Philosophy (Hardback, illustrated edition)

Edited by Allen, Richard
Edited by Smith, Murray

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While concepts from and debates within Continental philosophy have long formed a backdrop to arguments in film theory and criticism, exchanges between Anglo-American 'analytic' philosophy and film studies have been relatively few and far between. In recent years this has begun to... change, as the consensus around semiotic and psychoanalytic approaches has weakened, as film scholars have turned their attention to other sources such as cognitive theory and analytic philosophy, and as philosophers have taken a more focused interest in film. This volume provides further momentum to these developments. It is comprised of new essays on a wide range of topics by both film scholars and philosophers who share the commitment to conceptual investigation, logical consistency, and clarity of argument that characterizes analytic philosophy. The first section addresses the nature of cinematic representation, while the second section re-examines notions of authorship and intentionality in our understanding and appreciation of films. Sections 3 and 4 look at ideology and aesthetics respectively, while the final section considers the nature and place of emotion in film spectatorship. The diversity of the questions addressed here (aesthetics and politics in black film theory, film music, authorship, genre, comedy, epistemology, feminism, and film theory)is matched by the range of positions argued for and demonstrates a vital plurality of perspectives rather than a single line of thought.
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ISBN 9780198159216
Released NZ 1 Nov 1997
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780198159216
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Clarendon Press
Released 1 Nov 1997
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) Edited by Allen, Richard
Edited by Smith, Murray
Category Film Theory & Criticism
Media Studies
Cultural Studies
Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
Number of Pages 486
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 243mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code 791.4301
Weight 882g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Motion pictures, Evaluation, Film criticism
NBS Text Film, TV & Radio
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly