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Philosophy of Motion Pictures

ISBN-10: 1405120258
ISBN-13: 9781405120258
Edition: 2008
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Description: Philosophy of Motion Pictures offers a new approach, championing the concept of the moving image in a more freestyle manner. Motion pictures are defined in a way that not only embraces the media in which moving images exist, but also affirms the  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Philosophy of Motion Pictures offers a new approach, championing the concept of the moving image in a more freestyle manner. Motion pictures are defined in a way that not only embraces the media in which moving images exist, but also affirms the purposes they may legitimately serve.Topics in the book include film as art, medium specificity, defining motion pictures, representation, editing, narrative, emotion and evaluation. Frequently they reflect the legacy of traditional film theory for the contemporary philosophy of the moving image.Characterizations of key cinematic elements --the shot, the sequence, the erotetic narrative, and its modes of affective address - are not deduced from first principles; but rather from topic to topic in a piecemeal fashion. The result is a more pluralistic review of this emerging field of study than found in more conventional texts on film theory philosophy.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: From Film Theory to the Philosophy of the Moving Image
Film as Art
Medium Specificity
What Is Cinema?
The Moving Picture - the Shot
Moving Images - Cinematic Sequencing and Narration
Affect and the Moving Image
Evaluation
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Bibliography
Index

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