The World Viewed: Reflections on the Ontology of Film / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$6.74
(Save 79%)
Est. Return Date: 10/20/2014
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $9.02
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 72%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (19) from $9.02   
  • New (8) from $23.09   
  • Used (11) from $9.02   

Overview

Hear Lawrence Buell, Michael Sandel, Stanley Cavell, and Wai Chee Dimock speak at the Bicentennial Emerson Forum to be held April 3, 2003 at Harvard University.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

College English
It is difficult, perhaps impossible, to think of Stanley Cavell's The World Viewed as simply a film book...Cavell's book is about films...at a thoroughly engaged level of reflection...It does not move one to rush to the nearest movie theater for a new immersion in films; rather, it prompts one to reexamine one's own past experiences of films...With Cavell the sense of the claims which movies make upon us is intense. He does not linger over any particular one, in a spirit of impatience roughly analogous to the one which prompted T. S. Eliot to say the 'The poetry does not matter.' The poetry does not matter, poetry matters. The film does not matter, film matters.
Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

Perhaps more than in any other country, film studies in the United States have been hampered by a tradition of casual reporting and a smuggish academic refusal to allow a mass entertainment art any serious intellectual status. Stanley Cavell's The World Viewed is an important a valuable counter to this tradition and its journalistic judgments...As a philosopher of art, Cavell is clearly not only a rigorous thinker but an imaginative one who can convincingly integrate phenomenological concepts into film studies or translate figures from Baudelaire's Painter of Modern Life into illuminating categories of film analysis.
— Timothy Corrigan

Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism - Timothy Corrigan
Perhaps more than in any other country, film studies in the United States have been hampered by a tradition of casual reporting and a smuggish academic refusal to allow a mass entertainment art any serious intellectual status. Stanley Cavell's The World Viewed is an important a valuable counter to this tradition and its journalistic judgments...As a philosopher of art, Cavell is clearly not only a rigorous thinker but an imaginative one who can convincingly integrate phenomenological concepts into film studies or translate figures from Baudelaire's Painter of Modern Life into illuminating categories of film analysis.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674961968
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1979
  • Series: Harvard Film Studies Series
  • Edition description: Enlarged Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 510,449
  • Product dimensions: 5.39 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Stanley Cavell is Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value, Emeritus, at Harvard University.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Enlarged Edition

Preface

1. An Autobiography of Companions

2. Sights and Sounds

3. Photograph and Screen

4. Audience, Actor, and Star

5. Types; Cycles as Genres

6. Ideas of Origin

7. Baudelaire and the Myths of Film

8. The Military Man and the Woman

9. The Dandy

10. End of the Myths

11. The Medium and Media of Film

12. The World as Mortal: Absolute Age and Youth

13. The World as a Whole: Color

14. Automatism

15. Excursus: Some Modernist Painting

16. Exhibition and Self-Reference

17. The Camera's Implication

18. Assertions in Techniques

19. The Acknowledgment of Silence

More of The World Viewed

Notes

Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)