Questions of Cinema

Questions of Cinema

by Stephen Heath


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It is essential reading for anyone concerned with the theoretical discussion of cinema, and ideology in general." —Semiotica

... Heath is an antidote to the Cinema 101 worldview." —Voice Literary Supplement

Heath’s study of film draws on Lacanian psychoanalysis, semiotics, and Marxism, presenting film as a signifying practice and the cinema as a social institution of meanings.

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ISBN-13: 9780253159144
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 12/22/1982
Series: Theories of Representation and Difference
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


1 On Screen, in Frame: Film and Ideology
2 Narrative Space
3 On Suture
4 Film Performance
5 Film, System, Narrative
6 The Question Oshima
7 Repetition Time: Notes Around ‘Structural/materialist Film’
8 Body, Voice
9 Language, Sight and Sound
10 The Cinematic Apparatus: Technology as Historical and Cultural Form
11 Contexts

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Questions of Cinema 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
echaika on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another convoluted psychoanalytic analyis. Nevertheless, has some provocative ideas, although you sometimes have to translate his prose into English. He speaks Academicese with a vengeance.