Film Theory and Criticism (7th Revised edition)

Film Theory and Criticism (7th Revised edition)

By: Marshall Cohen (editor), Leo Braudy (editor)Paperback

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Since publication of the first edition in 1974, Leo Braudy and Marshall Cohen's Film Theory and Criticism has been the most widely used and cited anthology of critical writings about film. Now in its seventh edition, this landmark text continues to offer outstanding coverage of more than a century of thought and writing about the movies. Incorporating classic texts by pioneers in film theory-including Rudolf Arnheim, Siegfried Kracauer, and Andre Bazin-and cutting-edge essays by such contemporary scholars as David Bordwell, Tania Modleski, Thomas Schatz, and Richard Dyer, the book examines both historical and theoretical viewpoints on the subject. Building upon the wide range of selections and the extensive historical coverage that marked previous editions, this new compilation stretches from the earliest attempts to define the cinema to the most recent efforts to place film in the contexts of psychology, sociology, and philosophy, and to explore issues of gender and race. Reorganized into eight sections-each comprising the major fields of critical controversy and analysis-this new edition features reformulated introductions and biographical headnotes that contextualize the readings, making the text more accessible than ever to students, film enthusiasts, and general readers alike. The seventh edition also integrates exciting new material on feminist theory, queer cinema, and global cinema, as well as a new section, "Digitization and Globalization," which engages important recent developments in technology and world cinema. A wide-ranging critical and historical survey, Film Theory and Criticism remains the leading text for undergraduate courses in film theory. It is also ideal for graduate courses in film theory and criticism. ABOUT THE EDITORS Leo Braudy is University Professor and Bing Professor of English at the University of Southern California. Among other books, he is author of Native Informant: Essays on Film, Fiction, and Popular Culture (OUP, 1991), The Frenzy of Renown: Fame and Its History (OUP, 1986), and most recently, From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity (2003). Marshall Cohen is University Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus of the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at the University of Southern California. He is coeditor, with Roger Copeland, of What Is Dance? Readings in Theory and Criticism (OUP, 1983) and founding editor of Philosophy and Public Affairs.

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Contents

PREFACE ; I. FILM LANGUAGE ; 1. VSEVOLOD PUDOVKIN FROM FILM TECHNIQUE ; 2. SERGEI EISENSTEIN FROM FILM FORM ; 3. ANDRE BAZIN FROM WHAT IS CINEMA? ; 4. BRIAN HENDERSON ; 5. CHRISTIAN METZ FROM FILM LANGUAGE ; 6. GILBERT HARMAN ; 7. STEPHEN PRINCE ; 8. DANIEL DAYAN ; 9. WILLIAM ROTHMAN ; 10. NICK BROWNE ; II. FILM AND REALITY ; 1. SIEGFRIED KRACAUER FROM THEORY OF FILM ; 2. ANDRE BAZIN FROM WHAT IS CINEMA? ; 3. RUDOLF ARNHEIM FROM FILM AS ART ; 4. JEAN-LOUIS BAUDRY ; 5. NOEL CARROLL FROM MYSTIFYING MOVIES ; 6. JONATHAN CRARY FROM MODERNIZING VISION ; 7. GILLES DELEUZE FROM CINEMA ; III. THE FILM MEDIUM: IMAGE AND SOUND ; 1. ERWIN PANOFSKY ; 2. SIEGFRIED KRACAUER FROM THEORY OF FILM ; 3. BELA BALASZ FROM THEORY OF THE FILM ; 4. RUDOLF ARNHEIM FROM FILM AS ART ; 5. NOEL CARROLL FROM PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS OF CLASSICAL FILM THEORY ; 6. GERALD MAST FROM FILM/CINEMA/MOVIE ; 7. STANLEY CAVELL FROM THE WORLD VIEWED ; 8. SERGEI EISENSTEIN, VSEVELOD PUDOVKIN, AND GRIGORI ALEXANDROV ; 9. MARY ANN DOANE ; 10. JOHN BELTON ; IV. FILM NARRATIVE AND THE OTHER ARTS ; 1. ANDRE BAZIN FROM WHAT IS CINEMA? ; 2. LEO BRAUDY FROM THE WORLD IN A FRAME ; 3. SERGEI EISENSTEIN FROM DICKENS, GRIFFITH, AND OURSELVES ; 4. DUDLEY ANDREW FROM CONCEPTS IN FILM THEORY ADAPTATION ; 5. BRIAN MCFARLANE FROM NOVEL TO FILM ; 6. TOM GUNNING ; 7. JERROLD LEVINSON ; 8. PETER WOLLEN ; 9. DAVID BORDWELL ; V. THE FILM ARTIST ; 1. ANDREW SARRIS ; 2. PETER WOLLEN FROM SIGNS AND MEANING IN THE CINEMA ; 3. ROLAND BARTHES ; 4. GILBERTO PEREZ FROM THE MATERIAL GHOST ; 5. RICHARD DYER FROM STARS ; 6. JAMES NAREMORE FROM ACTING IN THE CINEMA ; 7. MOLLY HASKELL FROM FROM REVERENCE TO RAPE ; 8. RICHARD B. JEWELL ; 9. THOMAS SCHATZ FROM THE GENIUS OF THE SYSTEM ; VI. FILM GENRES ; 1. LEO BRAUDY FROM THE WORLD IN A FRAME ; 2. RICK ALTMAN ; 3. THOMAS SCHATZ FROM HOLLYWOOD GENRES ; 4. ROBERT WARSHOW ; 5. PAUL SCHRADER ; 6. ROBIN WOOD ; 7. LINDA WILLIAMS ; 8. CYNTHIA A. FREELAND ; 9. TANIA MODLESKI ; 10. DAVID BORDWELL ; VII. FILM: SPECTATOR AND AUDIENCE ; 1. WALTER BENJAMIN ; 2. JEAN COMOLLI AND JEAN NARBONI ; 3. CHRISTIAN METZ FROM THE IMAGINARY SIGNIFIER ; 4. LAURA MULVEY ; 5. TANIA MODLESKI FROM THE WOMEN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH: HITCHCOCK AND FEMINIST THEORY ; 6. TOM GUNNING ; 7. ROBERT STAM AND LOUISE SPENCE ; 8. MANTHIA DIAWARA ; VIII. FILM: DIGITIZATION AND GLOBALIZATION ; 1. LEV MANOVICH FROM THE LANGUAGE OF NEW MEDIA ; 2. ANNE FRIEDBERG ; 3. PHILIP ROSEN FROM CHANGE MUMMIFIED ; 4. MICHAEL ALLEN ; 5. KRISTEN WHISSEL ; 6. STEPHEN CROFTS ; 7. MITSUHIRO YOSHIMOTO ; 8. WIMAL DISSANAYAKE ; INDEX

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  • publication date: 04/06/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780195365627
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 928
  • ID: 9780195365627
  • weight: 1370
  • ISBN10: 0195365623
  • edition: 7th Revised edition

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