Film and Phenomenology: Towards a Realist Theory of Cinematic Representation (Cambridge Studies in Film)

Film and Phenomenology: Towards a Realist Theory of Cinematic Representation (Cambridge Studies in Film)

Allan Casebier


In movie and Phenomenology, Allan Casebier develops a conception of illustration first indicated within the writings of the daddy of phenomenology, Edmund Husserl, after which applies it to the case of cinematic illustration. This paintings presents one of many clearest expositions of Husserl's hugely influential yet frequently vague proposal. It additionally demonstrates the ability of phenomenology to light up the event of the paintings shape particular to the twentieth-century cinema. movie and Phenomenology is meant as an antidote to all hitherto latest theories in regards to the nature of cinematic illustration, no matter if issuing from vintage resources similar to the movie conception of Andre Bazin or the post-structuralist synthesis of Lacanian psychoanalysis, Barthesian textual research and Metzean cine-semiotics. Casebier exhibits how a phenomenological account of illustration will extra the goals of any movie thought. constructing a achievable feminist movie thought, legitimising the documentary, answering the problem of Derridean deconstruction, effectively theorising narrativity, movie and Phenomenology argues that concept of movie has to be Realist either with admire to epistemology and ontological matters. during this manner, this paintings runs opposite to the total process modern movie concept, which has been deeply anti-Realist.

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