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The Resource What is film theory? : an introduction to contemporary debates, Richard Rushton and Gary Bettinson

What is film theory? : an introduction to contemporary debates, Richard Rushton and Gary Bettinson

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What is film theory? : an introduction to contemporary debates
Title
What is film theory?
Title remainder
an introduction to contemporary debates
Statement of responsibility
Richard Rushton and Gary Bettinson
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What is Film Theory? outlines the discipline's key theoretical concepts, perspectives, and traditions, and critically examines the assertions posited by exemplary film theorists and philosophers of film. A step-by-step approach to these issues guides the reader through the central topics of film theory. Beginning with a discussion of structuralism and semiotics, and moving through debates on psychoanalysis, feminism, Screen theory, and cultural studies, the authors then examine the perspectives of 'post-theory', cognitivism, and historical poetics, as well as recent developments such as audience research and the 'cinema of attractions'. Analysis of the major theories is supported with detailed and wide-ranging case studies of particular films, including Singin' in the Rain, The Searchers, Tout va bien, Jaws, Do the Right Thing, Brokeback Mountain, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. These case studies are accompanied by a series of illustrative film and production stills."--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
AU@
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Rushton, Richard
Dewey number
808.823
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995
LC item number
.R87 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bettinson, Gary
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Film criticism
  • Feminist film criticism
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Semiotics and the arts
  • DRAMA
  • Feminist film criticism
  • Film criticism
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Semiotics and the arts
  • Filmtheorie
  • Filmteori
Target audience
general
Label
What is film theory? : an introduction to contemporary debates, Richard Rushton and Gary Bettinson
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-204) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Structuralism and semiotics: the foundations of contemporary film theory -- Apparatus theory: Jean-Louis Baudry and Christian Metz -- Screen theory: Colin MacCabe and Stephen Heath -- Feminism and film: visual pleasure and identificatory practices -- CInemas of the other: postcolonialism, race and queer theory -- Philosophers and film: Gilles Deleuze and Stanley Cavell -- Film as art: historical poetics and neoformalism -- The cognitive turn: narrative comprehension and character identification -- Recent developments: phenomenology, attractions and audiences
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707213260
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780335240388
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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99963972998
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284369df-1461-4820-8331-ed60b7841bb8
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)707213260
Label
What is film theory? : an introduction to contemporary debates, Richard Rushton and Gary Bettinson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-204) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Structuralism and semiotics: the foundations of contemporary film theory -- Apparatus theory: Jean-Louis Baudry and Christian Metz -- Screen theory: Colin MacCabe and Stephen Heath -- Feminism and film: visual pleasure and identificatory practices -- CInemas of the other: postcolonialism, race and queer theory -- Philosophers and film: Gilles Deleuze and Stanley Cavell -- Film as art: historical poetics and neoformalism -- The cognitive turn: narrative comprehension and character identification -- Recent developments: phenomenology, attractions and audiences
Control code
707213260
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780335240388
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
99963972998
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
284369df-1461-4820-8331-ed60b7841bb8
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707213260

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