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Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures An Anthology

ISBN-10: 1405120274
ISBN-13: 9781405120272
Edition: 2005
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Description: Designed for classroom use, this authoritative anthology presents key selections from the best contemporary work in philosophy of film. The featured essays have been specially chosen for their clarity, philosophical depth, and consonance with the  More...

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Book details

List price: $62.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/26/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 442
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Designed for classroom use, this authoritative anthology presents key selections from the best contemporary work in philosophy of film. The featured essays have been specially chosen for their clarity, philosophical depth, and consonance with the current move towards cognitive film theory Eight sections with introductions cover topics such as the nature of film, film as art, documentary cinema, narration and emotion in film, film criticism, and film's relation to knowledge and morality Issues addressed include the objectivity of documentary films, fear of movie monsters, and moral questions surrounding the viewing of pornography Replete with examples and discussion of moving pictures throughout

Justin Bowyer is the author of Conversations with Jack Cardiff(2003) and a freelance writer.

Acknowledgments
General Introduction
Film as Art
Introduction
Photography and Representation
The Aesthetics of Photographic Transparency
Everybody Gets a Cut: DVDs Give Viewers Dozens of Choices - and that's the Problem
What Is Film?
Introduction
The World Viewed
A Note on the Film
Vision and Dream in the Cinema
The Long Goodbye: The Imaginary Language of Film
Moving Pictures
Defining the Moving Image
Documentary
Introduction
Visible Traces: Documentary and the Contents of Photographs
Fiction, Non-Fiction, and the Film of Presumptive Assertion: A Conceptual Analysis
Film Narrative/Narration
Introduction
Le Grand Imagier Steps Out: The Primitive Basis of Film Narration
Unreliability Refigured: Narrative in Literature and Film
Film and Emotion
Introduction
Film, Emotion, and Genre
Fearing Fictions
Empathy and (Film) Fiction
Identification and Emotion in Narrative Film
In Fictional Shoes: Mental Simulation and Fiction
Topics in Film Criticism
Introduction
Morals for Method
Cinematic Authorship
National Cinema, the Very Idea
Film and Ethics
Introduction
Film Criticism and Virtue Theory
Beauty and Evil: The Case of Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will
A First Look at the Pornography/Civil Rights Ordinance: Could Pornography Be the Subordination of Women?
Film and Knowledge
Introduction
The Philosophical Limits of Film
Minerva in the Movies: Relations Between Philosophy and Film
Motion Pictures as a Philosophical Resource
Select Bibliography
Index

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