Film Theory and Philosophy / Edition 1

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This volume of new essays energizes a growing movement in film theory which questions and seeks to overturn many of the assumptions that have governed film theory for the last twenty years. The book brings together film scholars and philosophers in a united commitment to the standards of argumentation that characterize analytic philosophy rather than a single doctrinal approach. The essays address such topics as authorship, emotion, ideology, representation, and expression in film.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198159889
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Allen is Associate Professor of Cinema Studies, New York University

Murray Smith is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Kent at Canterbury

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Film Theory and Philosophy, Richard Allen and Murray Smith
PART 1 What is Cinematic Representation
1. The Film Theory that Never Was: A Nervous Manifesto, Gregory Currie
2. On Pictures and Photographs: Objections Answered, Kendall L. Walton
3. Looking at Motion Pictures, Richard Allen
4. Sound, Epistemology, Film, Edward Branigan
PART 2 Meaning, Authorship, and Intention
5. Cinematic Authorship, Paisley Livingston
6. Film Authorship and Collaboration, Berys Gaut
7. Fiction, Non-Fiction, and the Film of Presumptive Assertion: A Conceptual Analysis, Noel Carroll
8. What is Non-Fiction Cinema?, Trevor Ponech
9. On Film Narrative and Narrative Meaning, George Wilson
PART 3 Ideology and Ethics
10. The Ideological Impediment: Epistemology, Feminism, and Film Theory, Jennifer Hammett
11. Ideology and Film Culture, Hector Rodriguez
12. Aesthetics and Politics in Contemporary Black Film Theory, Tommy Lott
PART 4 Aesthetics
13. Music in the Movies: A Philosophical Enquiry, Peter Kivy
14. Personal Agency Theories of Expressiveness and the Movies, Flo Leibowitz
15. Aristotelians on Speed: Paradoxes of Genre in the Context of Cinema, Deborah Knight
PART 5 Emotional Response
16. Notes on Spectator Emotion and Ideological Film Criticism, Carl Plantinga
17. Comedy and Criticism, Dirk Eitzen
18. Imagining from the Inside: POV, Imagining Seeing, and Empathy, Murray Smith
19. Seeing Theory: On Perception and Emotional Response in Current Film Theory, Malcolm Turvey
Select Bibliography Index

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