Signs and Meaning in the Cinema

Signs and Meaning in the Cinema

by Peter Wollen
     
 

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"This new and enlarged edition of Peter Wollen's influential and higly regarded work explores the way in which new approaches to the cinema can be combined with a new approach to aesthetics. Divided into three sections, Part One deals with the work of S.M. Eisenstein, both as a director and theorist of his art. Part two concerns the auteur theory and investigates…  See more details below

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"This new and enlarged edition of Peter Wollen's influential and higly regarded work explores the way in which new approaches to the cinema can be combined with a new approach to aesthetics. Divided into three sections, Part One deals with the work of S.M. Eisenstein, both as a director and theorist of his art. Part two concerns the auteur theory and investigates the recurrence of themes and images throughout a director's career. Part three shows how the study of cinema can be considered a province of the general study of signs. Throughout this richly illustrated book the relationship of the cinema to the other arts is kept constantly before the reader. This new edition includes a retrospective chapter by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844573608
Publisher:
BFI Publishing
Publication date:
05/10/2013
Series:
BFI Silver Series
Edition description:
Fifth Edition,New Edition,5th edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

PETER WOLLEN taught film at UCLA. He wrote a number of books, including the BFI
Film Classic on Singin' in the Rain, published in 1992 and reprinted in a new edition in
2012. He is the co-writer (with Mark Peploe) of Michelangelo Antonioni's The Passenger
(Professione: Reporter) (1974).

D. N. RODOWICK is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Visual and Environmental
Studies, and Director, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, at Harvard University.

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