What is Film Theory?

What is Film Theory?

Richard Rushton, Gary Bettinson


"... authoritative, consistently engaged, and level-headed within the targeted examine of good selected motion pictures. this can be a really important advent, and reliable to read."
Professor James Donald, The college of recent South Wales, Australia

This enticing and available publication explores significant debates in modern movie conception, supplying an in depth creation to the valuable arguments complicated through movie theorists because the 1960s.

What is movie Theory? outlines the discipline's key theoretical suggestions, views, and traditions, and severely examines the assertions posited by means of exemplary movie theorists and philosophers of movie. A step by step method of those matters publications the reader throughout the significant subject matters of movie theory.

starting with a dialogue of structuralism and semiotics, and relocating via debates on psychoanalysis, feminism, monitor conception, and cultural reports, the authors then learn the views of 'post-theory', cognitivism, and historic poetics, in addition to fresh advancements akin to viewers study and the 'cinema of attractions'.

research of the main theories is supported with certain and wide-ranging case reports of specific motion pictures, together with Singin' within the Rain, The Searchers, Tout va bien, Jaws, Do the perfect factor, Brokeback Mountain, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet highway. those case stories are followed via a sequence of illustrative movie and construction stills.

What is movie Theory? is fundamental interpreting for all scholars of movie and Media stories, in addition to for common readers drawn to the debates that have outlined movie theory.

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