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Film Theory and Philosophy

Richard Allen and Murray Smith

Abstract

While concepts from and debates within continental philosophy have long formed a backdrop to arguments in film theory and criticism, exchanges between Anglo-American ‘analytic’ philosophy and film studies have been relatively few and far between. In recent years this has begun to change, as the consensus around semiotic and psychoanalytic approaches has weakened, as film scholars have turned their attention to other sources such as cognitive theory and analytic philosophy, and as philosophers have taken a more focused interest in film. This book provides further momentum to these developments. ... More

Keywords: continental philosophy, film theory, film criticism, analytic philosophy, film studies, cognitive theory, cinematic representation, authorship, ideology, aesthetics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198159216
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159216.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Allen, editor
New York University

Murray Smith, editor
University of Kent at Canterbury

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Contents

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Introduction: Film Theory and Philosophy

RICHARD ALLEN , and MURRAY SMITH

4 Sound, Epistemology, Film

EDWARD BRANIGAN

5 Cinematic Authorship

PAISLEY LIVINGSTON

11 Ideology and Film Culture

HÉCTOR RODRIGUEZ