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From the Publisher"...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