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Filmosophy

Filmosophy

by Daniel Frampton

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Overview

Filmosophy is a provocative new manifesto for a radically philosophical way of understanding cinema. It coalesces twentieth-century ideas of film as thought (from Hugo Münsterberg to Gilles Deleuze) into a practical theory of "film-thinking," arguing that film style conveys poetic ideas through a constant dramatic "intent" about the characters, spaces, and events of film. Discussing contemporary filmmakers such as Béla Tarr and the Dardenne brothers, this timely contribution to the study of film and philosophy will provoke debate among audiences and filmmakers alike.

FILMOSOPHY ® is a registered U.S. trademark owned by Valentin Stoilov (www.filmosophy.com) for educational services in the field of motion picture history theory and production. Mr. Stoilov is not the source or origin of this book and has not sponsored or endorsed it or its author.


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ISBN-13: 9781904764847
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/12/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Daniel Frampton is a London-based writer and filmmaker and the founding editor of the journal Film-Philosophy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Part One
1. Film Minds
2. Film-Beings
3. Film Phenomenology
4. Film Neominds
Part Two
5. Filmind
6. Film Narration
7. Film-Thinking
8. Filmgoer
9. Film Writing
10. Filmosophy
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

What People are Saying About This

D.N. Rodowick

An extremely daring book. Filmosophy does not present a philosophy of film, nor does it explore how film contributes material for philosophical interpretation. Rather, in a lucid and clear style, Daniel Frampton argues that film is philosophy; it is itself, aesthetical and philosophical expression - a medium for thinking-with or an accompaniment to thought. In conceptualising film as an 'organic intelligence', Frampton draws from the lessons of both Gilles Deleuze and Stanley Cavell to propose one of the most original film philosophies of the last thirty years.

Tony McKibbin

An often very engaging, always passionate attempt to get to grips with film problems that aren't going to go away.

— Senses of Cinema

Tom Conley

Filmosophy, a sprightly treatment of the ways that cinema make us think, tells us why cinephilia is deeply rooted in perception and reflection. When Frampton tells us 'the thinking of a film should be seen as free and fluid' he brings his readers to the threshold of creative criticism. Every reader will appreciate the energy, force and breadth of the author's appreciation of cinema.

Cineaste - Adrian Martin

About every fifteen years, it seems, contemporary film theory takes what is commonly called a 'turn.' The Psychoanalytic Turn of the Sixties and Seventies was followed by the Historiographic Turn that took us through much of the Eighties and Nineties. But now we are fully into a Philosophic Turn. Deleuze kicked off the trend in France in 1983 with his cinema books, followed by various certified philosophers exploring their passions for cinema - Bernard Stiegler, Slavoj Zizek, Alain Badiou, Giorgio Agamben, and Jacques Rancire, among others. The U.S. already had Stanley Cavell working in this area. Now, with books such as Daniel Frampton's boldly argued Filmosophy appearing, hard-line cinephilia and hardline philosophy have merged'

Adrian Martin

About every fifteen years, it seems, contemporary film theory takes what is commonly called a 'turn.' The Psychoanalytic Turn of the Sixties and Seventies was followed by the Historiographic Turn that took us through much of the Eighties and Nineties. But now we are fully into a Philosophic Turn. Deleuze kicked off the trend in France in 1983 with his cinema books, followed by various certified philosophers exploring their passions for cinema - Bernard Stiegler, Slavoj Zizek, Alain Badiou, Giorgio Agamben, and Jacques Rancire, among others. The U.S. already had Stanley Cavell working in this area. Now, with books such as Daniel Frampton's boldly argued Filmosophy appearing, hard-line cinephilia and hardline philosophy have merged'

— Cineaste

Prof. Vivian Sobchack

Filmosophy is a provocative and significant intervention in the contemporary dialogue about the cinema as manifest philosophy, expressed in both thought and action. Frampton's expansive rhetoric is refreshing, his film references eclectic and his prose a pleasure to read.

Prof. Vivian Sobchack,, University of California, Los Angeles

Prof. Tom Conley

Filmosophy, a sprightly treatment of the ways that cinema make us think, tells us why cinephilia is deeply rooted in perception and reflection. When Frampton tells us 'the thinking of a film should be seen as free and fluid' he brings his readers to the threshold of creative criticism. Every reader will appreciate the energy, force and breadth of the author's appreciation of cinema.

Prof. Tom Conley,, Harvard University

Senses of Cinema - Tony McKibbin

An often very engaging, always passionate attempt to get to grips with film problems that aren't going to go away.

D. N. Rodowick

An extremely daring book. Filmosophy does not present a philosophy of film, nor does it explore how film contributes material for philosophical interpretation. Rather, in a lucid and clear style, Daniel Frampton argues that film is philosophy; it is itself, aesthetical and philosophical expression - a medium for thinking-with or an accompaniment to thought. In conceptualising film as an 'organic intelligence', Frampton draws from the lessons of both Gilles Deleuze and Stanley Cavell to propose one of the most original film philosophies of the last thirty years.

D. N. Rodowick,, Harvard University

Vivian Sobchack

Filmosophy is a provocative and significant intervention in the contemporary dialogue about the cinema as manifest philosophy, expressed in both thought and action. Frampton's expansive rhetoric is refreshing, his film references eclectic and his prose a pleasure to read.

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