New Vocabularies in Film Semiotics

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Overview

New Vocabularies in Film Semiotics provides a comprehensive lexicon of semiotic concepts, defining over 500 critical terms.

The authors address key aspects of contemporary semiotic and cultural debate--for example Metz's semiotics, Genette's

narratology, the feminism of Mary Ann Doane, and Bakhtinian concepts. The book explores linguistically-oriented terminology in cinema studies; the semiotics of film narrative; the psycho-semiology of the cinema; and intertextuality, discourse, and transtextuality. References to

individual films drawn from the work of a wide range of directors including Orson Welles, D.W. Griffiths, Alain Resnais, Jean-Luc Godard, Alfred Hitchcock, Jean Cocteau, and Chantal Akerman illustrate the concepts under discussion.

Although especially geared to the needs of film

students, New Vocabularies in Film Semiotics is an impressive guide that will be useful for scholars in all areas of the arts, philosophy, and literature where an awareness of semiotic terminology and methodology has become indispensible to serious theoretical work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415065948
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/22/1992
  • Series: Sightlines Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; The Origins of Semiotics; Cine-semiology; Film-narratology; Psychoanalysis; From realism to intertextuality
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