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Film Theory: An Introduction
     

Film Theory: An Introduction

by Robert Lapsley, Michael Westlake
 

This book offers an accessible account of film theory for the student and the cinemagoer.  It ranges from the late 1960s to the present, a period in which a number of conceptual strands—notably politics, semiotics and psychoanalysis—came together. Lapsely and Westlake chart the construction of this synthesis and its subsequent fragmentation and

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This book offers an accessible account of film theory for the student and the cinemagoer.  It ranges from the late 1960s to the present, a period in which a number of conceptual strands—notably politics, semiotics and psychoanalysis—came together. Lapsely and Westlake chart the construction of this synthesis and its subsequent fragmentation and elucidate the various intellectual currents contributing to it.  The first part of the book covers the conceptual background of film theory, dealing with historical materialism, semiotics, and psychoanalysis, while the second part concentrates on particular topics—authorship, narrative, realism, the avant-garde and postmodernism.


This second edition features an extensive retrospective introduction, as well as a fully updated and extended bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719026027
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1989
Series:
Images of Culture Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.72(d)

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Robert Lapsley teaches Film Studies in Manchester. Michael Westlake teaches Film Studies in Paris.

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