What is Film Theory : An Introduction to Contemporary Debates

By: Richard Rushton & Gary Bettinson

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This engaging and accessible book explores major debates in contemporary film theory, providing a detailed introduction to the central arguments advanced by film theorists since the 1960s. What is Film Theory? outlines the discipline’s key theoretical concepts, perspectives, and traditions, and critically examines the assertions posited by exemplary film theorists and philosophers of film. A step-by-step approach to these issues guides the reader through the central topics of film theory. Beginning with a discussion of structuralism and semiotics, and moving through debates on psychoanalysis, feminism, Screen theory, and cultural studies, the authors then examine the perspectives of ‘post-theory’, cognitivism, and historical poetics, as well as recent developments such as audience research and the ‘cinema of attractions’. Analysis of the major theories is supported with detailed and wide-ranging case studies of particular films, including Singin’ in the Rain, The Searchers, Tout va bien, Jaws, Do the Right Thing, Brokeback Mountain, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. These case studies are accompanied by a series of illustrative film and production stills. What is Film Theory? is indispensable reading for all students of Film and Media Studies, as well as for general readers interested in the debates which have defined film theory. Printed Pages: 218.

Title: What is Film Theory : An Introduction to Contemporary Debates

Author Name: Richard Rushton & Gary Bettinson

Categories: India, Literature,

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2011

ISBN: 8131604616

ISBN 13: 9788131604618

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701968

Keywords: What is Film Theory : An Introduction to Contemporary Debates Richard Rushton & Gary Bettinson