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What Is Film Theory?

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ISBN-10: 0335234232

ISBN-13: 9780335234233

Edition: 2010

Authors: Richard Rushton, Gary Bettinson

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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 2/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

Gary Bettinsonisa lecturer in film studies at Lancaster University in the UK, editor of the journalAsian Cinemaand editor ofthe first volume ofDirectory of World Cinema: China.

Introduction: What is film theory?
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