Projecting a Camera: Language-Games in Film Theory

Projecting a Camera: Language-Games in Film Theory

by Edward Branigan

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Projecting a Camera: Language-Games in Film Theory by Edward Branigan

In Projecting a Camera, film theorist Edward Branigan offers a groundbreaking approach to understanding film theory. Why, for example, does a camera move? What does a camera "know"? (And when does it know it?) What is the camera's relation to the subject during long static shots? What happens when the screen is blank? Through a wide-ranging engagement with Wittgenstein and theorists of film, he offers one of the most fully developed understandings of the ways in which the camera operates in film.

With its thorough grounding in the philosophy of spectatorship and narrative, Projecting a Camera takes the study of film to a new level. With the care and precision that he brought to Narrative Comprehension and Film, Edward Branigan maps the ways in which we must understand the role of the camera, the meaning of the frame, the role of the spectator, and other key components of film-viewing. By analyzing how we think, discuss, and marvel about the films we see, Projecting a Camera, offers insights rich in implications for our understanding of film and film studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135379599
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/21/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 456
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Edward Branigan is Director of Graduate Studies and a Professor of Film Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is an attorney. He is the author of Point of View in the Cinema and Narrative Comprehension and Film, which was awarded the Katherine Singer Kovacs prize in Cinema Studies.

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