This is a book about the nature of film: about the nature of moving images, about the viewer's relation to film, and about the kinds of narrative that film is capable of presenting. It represents a very decisive break with the semiotic and psychoanalytic theories of film that have dominated discussion over the past twenty years. Professor Currie provides a general theory of pictorial narration and its interpretation in both pictorial and linguistic media, and concludes with an analysis of some ways in which film narrative and literary narrative differ.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
Table of ContentsIntroduction: the essence of cinema; Part I: Representation in Film; 1. The myth of illusion; 2. The imprint of nature; 3. Realism; 4. Languages of art and languages of film; Part II: Imagination; 5. Imagination, the general theory; 6. Imagination, personal and impersonal; 7. Travels in narrative time; Part III: Interpretation; 8. The interpretative problem; 9. Narrative and narrators.