Philosophy of Film Introductory Text and Readings

ISBN-10: 1405114428
ISBN-13: 9781405114424
Edition: 2005
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Description: Organized around a series of philosophic questions about film, The Philosophy of Film: Introductory Text and Readings offers an accessible and engaging overview of the discipline. Provides thorough selection of readings drawn from philosophy,  More...

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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 322
Size: 6.87" wide x 9.61" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Organized around a series of philosophic questions about film, The Philosophy of Film: Introductory Text and Readings offers an accessible and engaging overview of the discipline. Provides thorough selection of readings drawn from philosophy, film studies, and film criticism Multiple points of view highlighted in discussion of film theory, narration, authorship, film and emotion, and the social values of cinema Presents thought-provoking reading questions as well as clear and helpful introductions for each section More information about this text along with further resources are available from the accompanying website at: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/omc/phil-film/index.html

Introduction
Do We Need Film Theory?
Part Introduction
Study Questions
Prospects for Film Theory
Can Scientific Models of Theorizing Help Film Theory?
Philosophy of Film as the Creation of Concepts
What Is the Nature of Film?
Part Introduction
Study Questions
Defining the Photoplay
The Artistry of Silent Film
Cinematic Realism
Film, Photography, and Transparency
Non-fictional Cinematic Artworks and Knowledge
Do Films Have Authors?
Part Introduction
Study Questions
La Politique des Auteurs
Auteur Theory and Film Evaluation
The Idea of Film Criticism
Against Authorship
DVD's and the Director's Intentions
How Do Films Engage Our Emotions?
Part Introduction
Study Questions
Narrative Desire
Spectator Emotion and Ideological Film Criticism
Engaging Characters
The Paradox of Horror
Must Films Have Narrators?
Part Introduction
Study Questions
Principles of Film Narration
The Cinematic Narrator
Narration as Showing
Can Films Be Socially Critical?
Part Introduction
Study Questions
The Politics of Representation
But Would You Want Your Daughter To Marry One? Politics and Race in Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
Stella at the Movies: Critical Spectatorship and Melodrama in Stella Dallas
What Can We Learn From Films?
Part Introduction
Study Questions
Knowledge as Transgression: It Happened One Night
Realist Horror
Philosophy Screened: Viewing The Matrix
Virtue and Happiness in Groundhog Day
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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