Wednesday, 13 April 2011

The Film Theory Reader

The Film Theory Reader
The Film Theory Reader: Debates & Arguments, edited by Marc Furstenau, includes some of the most fundamental film-studies texts, covering auteurism (two extracts from Andre Bazin's What Is Cinema?), semiotics (an extract from Christian Metz's Film Language), and spectatorship (Laura Mulvey's widely-anthologised Visual Pleasure & Narrative Cinema). The final chapter, Digital Cinema, is a sceptical essay by cinema's leading technology writer, John Belton. Film Theory & Criticism: Introductory Readings (1974) and Movies & Methods (1976) are the most comprehensive film-theory anthologies.

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