Film Theory Goes to the Movies


  • Author: Jim Collins, Ava Preacher Collins & Hilary Radner
  • Release Date : 2012-10-02
  • Genre: Social Science
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Film Theory Goes to the Movies fills the gap in film theory literature which has failed to analyze high-grossing blockbusters. The contributors in this volume, however, discuss such popular films as The Silence of the Lambs, Dances With Wolves, Terminator II, Pretty Woman, Truth or Dare, Mystery Train, and Jungle Fever.They employ a variety of critical approaches, from industry analysis to reception study, to close readings informed by feminist, deconstructive and postmodernist theory, as well as recent developments in African American and gay and lesbian criticism. An important introduction to contemporary Hollywood, this anthology will be of interest to those involved in the fields of film theory, literary theory, popular culture, and women's studi...

Film Theory Goes to the Movies

Film Theory Goes to the Movies


  • Author : Jim Collins
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-10-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135216467


Film Theory Goes to the Movies Book Description :

Film Theory Goes to the Movies fills the gap in film theory literature which has failed to analyze high-grossing blockbusters. The contributors in this volume, however, discuss such popular films as The Silence of the Lambs, Dances With Wolves, Terminator II, Pretty Woman, Truth or Dare, Mystery Train, and Jungle Fever. They employ a variety of critical approaches, from industry analysis to reception study, to close readings informed by feminist, deconstructive and postmodernist theory, as well as recent developments in African American and gay and lesbian criticism. An important introduction to contemporary Hollywood, this anthology will be of interest to those involved in the fields of film theory, literary theory, popular culture, and women's stud...

Criminology Goes to the Movies
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Criminology Goes to the Movies


  • Author : Nicole Hahn Rafter
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: LAW
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814745298


Criminology Goes to the Movies Book Description :

From a look at classics like Psycho and Double Indemnity to recent films like Traffic and Thelma & Louise, Nicole Rafter and Michelle Brown show that criminological theory is produced not only in the academy, through scholarly research, but also in popular culture, through film. Criminology Goes to the Movies connects with ways in which students are already thinking criminologically through engagements with popular culture, encouraging them to use the everyday world as a vehicle for theorizing and understanding both crime and perceptions of criminality. The first work to bring a systematic and sophisticated criminological perspective to bear on crime films, Rafter and Brown's book provides a fresh way of looking at cinema, using the concepts and anal...

Marxism Goes to the Movies

Marxism Goes to the Movies


  • Author : Mike Wayne
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317194798


Marxism Goes to the Movies Book Description :

Introducing the key concepts and thinkers within the Marxist tradition, Marxism Goes to the Movies demonstrates their relevance to film theory and practice past and present. Author Mike Wayne argues that Marxist filmmaking has engaged with and transformed this popular medium, developing its potential for stimulating revolutionary consciousness. As the crisis of capitalism deepens, this history and these resources are vital for a better future. Marxism is one of the few approaches that can bring together political, economic, formal and cultural analysis into a unified approach of studying film, and how films in turn can help us understand and even critically interrogate these forces. The book examines how filmmakers, who have been influenced by Marxis...

Concepts in Film Theory
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Concepts in Film Theory


  • Author : J. Dudley Andrew
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1984-03-15
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0198020511


Concepts in Film Theory Book Description :

Concepts in Film Theory is a continuation of Dudley Andrew's classic, The Major Film Theories. In writing now about contemporary theory, Andrew focuses on the key concepts in film study -- perception, representation, signification, narrative structure, adaptation, evaluation, identification, figuration, and interpretation. Beginning with an introductory chapter on the current state of film theory, Andrew goes on to build an overall view of film, presenting his own ideas on each concept, and giving a sense of the interdependence of these concepts. Andrew provides lucid explanations of theories which involve perceptual psychology and structuralism; semiotics and psychoanalysis; hermeneutics and genre study. His clear approach to these often obscure the...

European Film Theory and Cinema

European Film Theory and Cinema


  • Author : Ian Aitken
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0253340438


European Film Theory and Cinema Book Description :

European Film Theory and Cinema explores the major film theories and movements within European cinema since the early 1900s. An original and critically astute study, it considers film theory within the context of the intellectual climate of the last two centuries. Ian Aitkin focuses particularly on the two major traditions that dominate European film theory and cinema: the "intuitionist modernist and realist" tradition and the "post-Saussurian" tradition. The first originates in a philosophical lineage that encompasses German idealist philosophy, romanticism, phenomenology, and the Frankfurt School. Early intuitionist modernist film culture and later theories and practices of cinematic realism are shown to be part of one continuous tradition. The pos...

Cinema Approaching Reality

Cinema Approaching Reality


  • Author : Victor Fan
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-20
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452944067


Cinema Approaching Reality Book Description :

In Cinema Approaching Reality, Victor Fan brings together, for the first time, Chinese and Euro-American film theories and theorists to engage in critical debates about film in Shanghai and Hong Kong from the 1920s through 1940s. His point of departure is a term popularly employed by Chinese film critics during this period, bizhen, often translated as “lifelike” but best understood as “approaching reality.” What these Chinese theorists mean, in Fan’s reading, is that the cinematographic image is not a form of total reality, but it can allow spectators to apprehend an effect as though they had been there at the time when an event actually happened. Fan suggests that the phrase “approaching reality” can help to renegotiate an aporia (blin...

Film Theory

Film Theory


  • Author : Robert Stam
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-11-20
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119491576


Film Theory Book Description :

This book is a lively and provoking introduction to film theory. It is suitable for students from any discipline but is particularly aimed at students studying film and literature as it examines issues common to both subjects such as realism, illusionism, narration, point of view, style, semiotics, psychoanalysis and multiculturalism. It also includes coverage of theorists common to both, Barthes, Lacan and Bakhtin among others. Robert Stam, renowned for his clarity of writing, will also include studies of cinema specialists providing readers with a depth of reference not generally available outside the field of film studies itself. Other material covered includes film adaptations of works of literature and analogies between literary and film critici...

Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies

Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies


  • Author : Warren Buckland
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-06-03
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135895747


Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies Book Description :

Film theory no longer gets top billing or plays a starring role in film studies today, as critics proclaim that theory is dead and we are living in a post-theory moment. While theory may be out of the limelight, it remains an essential key to understanding the full complexity of cinema, one that should not be so easily discounted or discarded. In this volume, contributors explore recent popular movies through the lens of film theory, beginning with industrial-economic analysis before moving into a predominately aesthetic and interpretive framework. The Hollywood films discussed cover a wide range from 300 to Fifty First Dates, from Brokeback Mountain to Lord of the Rings, from Spider-Man 3 to Fahrenheit 9/11, from Saw to Raiders of the Lost Ark, and ...