A Philosophy of Cinematic Art [NOOK Book]

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A Philosophy of Cinematic Art is a systematic study of cinema as an art form, showing how the medium conditions fundamental features of cinematic artworks. It discusses the status of cinema as an art form, whether there is a language of film, realism in cinema, cinematic authorship, intentionalist and constructivist theories of interpretation, cinematic narration, the role of emotions in responses to films, the possibility of identification with characters, and the nature of the cinematic medium. Groundbreaking ...
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A Philosophy of Cinematic Art

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Overview

A Philosophy of Cinematic Art is a systematic study of cinema as an art form, showing how the medium conditions fundamental features of cinematic artworks. It discusses the status of cinema as an art form, whether there is a language of film, realism in cinema, cinematic authorship, intentionalist and constructivist theories of interpretation, cinematic narration, the role of emotions in responses to films, the possibility of identification with characters, and the nature of the cinematic medium. Groundbreaking in its coverage of a wide range of contemporary cinematic media, it analyses not only traditional photographic films, but also digital cinema, and a variety of interactive cinematic works, including videogames. Written in a clear and accessible style, the book examines the work of leading film theorists and philosophers of film, and develops a powerful framework with which to think about cinema as an art.
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"...Berys Gaut's excellent new book, A Philosophy of Cinematic Art, is a force to be reckoned with in the philosophy of cinema, a subfield of aesthetics that has recently seen a flurry of scholarly interest and publication... This accomplished book is essential in the library of anyone interested in the philosophy of cinema."
--Carl Plantinga, Calvin College, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

"...Gaut (Univ. of St. Andrews, Scotland) provides clarity in discourse and argumentation in this contribution to several ongoing issues in analytic philosophy's treatment of cinema: "the role of expression, realism, authorship, theories of interpretation, the nature of narration, character identification and audiences' emotional responses"... Recommended..."
--D.W. Rothermel, California State University, Chico, CHOICE

"....special feature of the book is the stress on recent developments like digital film and interactive films.... a systematic and comprehensive introduction to key questions about cinema. It sets a standard also for those disagreeing with some theses. Students of cinematic art find an introduction to key issues in the book itself as well as pointers to further theories and literature."
--Manuel Bremer, University of Dusseldorf, Metapsychology

"...In its thorough and detailed examination of ideas and secondary literature relating to medium, authorship, transparency, narration, emotion, and fictional identification, this book is essential reading for students in aesthetics. For specialists in the field, the book significantly advances philosophical analysis of different technologies of the moving image and engages subtly with the emergence of new media within the genre, enabling readers to savour anew ‘the ingredients and flavours of the cinematic potpourri’..."
--Philosophy in Review, Kathryn Brown, Tilburg University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780511739149
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/17/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Berys Gaut is Professor of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of Art, Emotion and Ethics (2007) and co-editor of The Creation of Art (2003).
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Table of Contents

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Introduction 1

1 The challenges to cinema as an art 21

2 Language and realism 51

3 Cinematic authorship 98

4 Understanding cinema 152

5 Cinematic narration 197

6 Emotion and identification 244

7 The role of the medium 282

Bibliography 308

Index 318

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