Film Theory and Criticism Introductory Readings

ISBN-10: 0195158172

ISBN-13: 9780195158175

Edition: 6th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Leo Braudy, Marshall Cohen

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Since publication of the first edition in 1974, lm Theory and Criticism has been the standard anthology of critical writing about film. The sixth edition continues to highlight both classic and cutting edge essays from more than a century of thought and writing, with contributors ranging from Sergei Eisenstein and Vsevolod Pudovkin to the latest scholars writing on the impact of digital technology on the film industry; recent considerations of issues such as the sociological, psychological and philosophical dimensions of film; and controversial areas such as gender and race.
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List price: $74.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/11/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 960
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

Film Language
From Film Technique
[On Editing]
From Film Form
Beyond the Shot [The Cinematographic Principle and the Ideogram]
The Dramaturgy of Film Form [The Dialectical Approach to Film Form]
From What Is Cinema?
The Evolution of the Language of Cinema
Toward a Non-Bourgeois Camera Style
From Film Language
Some Points in the Semiotics of the Cinema
Problems of Denotation in the Fiction Film
The Discourse of Pictures: Iconicity and Film Studies
The Tutor-Code of Classical Cinema
The Spectator-in-the-Text: The Rhetoric of Stagecoach
Film and Reality
From Theory of Film
Basic Concepts
From From Caligari to Hitler
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
From What Is Cinema?
The Ontology of the Photographic Image
The Myth of Total Cinema
De Sica: Metteur-en-scene
From Film as Art
The Complete Film
Cinematography: The Creative Use of Reality
From Metaphors on Vision
The Apparatus: Metapsychological Approaches to the Impression of Reality in Cinema
From Mystifying Movies
Jean-Louis Baudry and "The Apparatus,"
From Cinema 1 and Cinema 2
Preface to the English Edition
The Origin of the Crisis: Italian Neo-realism and the French New Wave
Beyond the Movement-Image
True Lies: Perceptual Realism, Digital Images, and Film Theory
The Film Medium: Image and Sound
Style and Medium in the Motion Pictures
From Theory of Film
The Establishment of Physical Existence
From Theory of the Film
The Close-up
The Face of Man
From Film as Art
Film and Reality
The Making of a Film
From Philosophical Problems of Classical Film Theory
The Specificity Thesis
From Film/Cinema/Movie
From The World Viewed
Photograph and Screen
Audience, Actor, and Star
Types; Cycles as Genres
Ideas of Origin
Ideological Effects of the Basic Cinematographic Apparatus
Aural Objects
Statement on Sound
The Voice in the Cinema: The Articulation of Body and Space
Technology and Aesthetics of Film Sound
From Visible Fictions
Broadcast TV as Sound and Image
Film Narrative and the Other Arts
From The Film: A Psychological Study
The Means of the Photoplay
From What Is Cinema?
Theater and Cinema
From The World in a Frame
Acting: Stage vs. Screen
Dickens, Griffith, and Ourselves [Dickens, Griffith, and Film Today]
What Novels Can Do That Films Can't (and Vice Versa)
From Concepts in Film Theory
Narrative Discourse and the Narrator System
Film Music and Narrative Agency
The Concept of Cinematic Excess
Godard and Counter Cinema: Vent d'Est
'Trashing' the Academy: Taste, Excess, and an Emerging Politics of Cinematic Style
The Film Artist
Notes on the Auteur Theory in 1962
From Signs and Meaning in the Cinema
The Auteur Theory
How Howard Hawks Brought Baby Up: An Apologia for the Studio System
The Face of Garbo
From The Material Ghost
[Keaton and Chaplin]
From Visible Fictions
Stars as a Cinematic Phenomenon
From Film History: Theory and Practice
The Role of the Star in Film History [Joan Crawford]
From From Reverence to Rape
Female Stars of the 1940s
Pleasure, Ambivalence, Identification
Valentino and Female Spectatorship
From The Genius of the System
"The Whole Equation of Pictures"
Film Genres
From The World in a Frame
Genre: The Conventions of Connection
A Semantic/Syntactic Approach to Film Genre
From Hollywood Genres
Film Genre and the Genre Film
Movie Chronicle: The Westerner
Ideology, Genre, Auteur
Film Bodies: Gender, Genre, and Excess
Feminist Frameworks for Horror Films
The Terror of Pleasure: The Contemporary Horror Film and Postmodern Theory
The Art Cinema as a Mode of Film Practice
Film: Psychology, Ideology, and Technology
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
From The Imaginary Signifier
Identification, Mirror
The Passion for Perceiving
Disavowal, Fetishism
Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema
From The Women Who Knew Too Much: Hitchcock and Feminist Theory
The Master's Dollhouse: Rear Window
An Aesthetic of Astonishment: Early Film and the (In)Credulous Spectator
Colonialism, Racism, and Representation: An Introduction
Black Spectatorship: Problems of Identification and Resistance
Digital Cinema: A False Revolution
The End of Cinema: Multimedia and Technological Change
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