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What is Film Theory?

An Introduction to Contemporary Debates

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What is Film Theory? by Richard Rushton
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'What is Film Theory? is an introduction to the key elements of film theory. So, what is film theory as a subject? Film studies is divided in to key subjects and themes: there's film art which looks at the aesthetics of film; cinema studies which looks at institutions, films themeselves and the industry; film theory which looks at the concepts, philosophies and disciplines which underline film studies. As such, the book will look at subjects including semiotics and strucutalism, psychoanalysis, formalist film theory, cognitive approaches and neoformalism. In the light of the readers' reports it will also address more 'cultural' issues such as queer theory, ethnicity, postcolonialism and world cinema.

Author Biography

Richard Rushton and Gary Bettinson are both Lecturers in the Department of Media, Film and Cultural Studies, Lancaster University, UK.
Release date Australia
February 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations, ports.
Imprint
Open University Press
Pages
216
Dimensions
60x91x4
ISBN-13
9780335234233
Product ID
3680833

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