Inside the Gaze: The Fiction Film and Its Spectator

Inside the Gaze: The Fiction Film and Its Spectator

by Francesco Casetti
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253212324

ISBN-13: 9780253212320

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Inside the Gaze situates the relationship between spectator and film text within three metaphors: film signals the presence of its spectator, film assigns the spectator a specific place, and film guides its spectator along a path. Casetti illustrates his position with a careful analysis of a wide range of films such as Gone with the Wind, De Sanctis's Bitter Rice,

Overview

Inside the Gaze situates the relationship between spectator and film text within three metaphors: film signals the presence of its spectator, film assigns the spectator a specific place, and film guides its spectator along a path. Casetti illustrates his position with a careful analysis of a wide range of films such as Gone with the Wind, De Sanctis's Bitter Rice, Antonioni's Cronaca di un Amore, Bunuel's El, Welles's Citizen Kane and F for Fake, and Hitchcock's Stage Fright and Vertigo.

This volume stands at a key juncture in film studies, consolidating the gains of semiotic and textual analysis while pointing toward the social analysis of viewers and the uses they make of films. Inside the Gaze represents a major contribution to the second phase of cinema semiotics, coming after a decade of important continental work on psychoanalysis an the theory of ideology, and after much Anglo-American work in film history and reception studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253212320
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
The Society for Cinema Studies Translation Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.57(d)

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