Film Theories and Philosophies of Colour: The Residual Image by Elizabeth WatkinsFilm Theories and Philosophies of Colour: The Residual Image by Elizabeth Watkins

Film Theories and Philosophies of Colour: The Residual Image

byElizabeth WatkinsEditorElizabeth Watkins

Hardcover | January 31, 2018

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$182.70 online 
$203.00 list price save 10%
Earn 914 plum® points

Pre-order online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not yet available in stores

about

Drawing together theoretical and philosophical debates about the nature of colour, this book examines the significance of colour for film theories of subjectivity and sexual difference. While existing studies on colour and film have focussed on its histories, technologies and aesthetics, an extended analysis of the semiotics and affectivity of colour has yet to be undertaken. This book foregrounds the importance of colour for key concepts in film studies including the gaze, voyeurism, spectacle, and narrative through readings of colour practices in different film forms, from classic Hollywood cinema, melodrama, and film noir, to feminist and experimental films. It argues that colour, as the residual image of film design, different film materials, processes, and media offers a semiotic dimension that allows us to reframe film studies that have tended to be dominated by theories of a sexualised but disembodied gaze. The affectivity of colour is addressed through Freud's attention to colour sensations and dreams; a Kristevan semiotic as the drive invested underside of the symbolic; Deleuze's sense of colour as the flux and flow of subjectivity and affect through endlessly shifting cinematographic configurations; Merleau-Ponty's concept of the phenomena of colour as embodied perception and the intertwining of the subject in and of the visible world; and Luce Irigaray's reading of colour as the forgotten maternal ground of subjectivity in Western discourse. Watkins offers an innovative and timely analysis of key concepts and philosophies of colour and their impact for film theories of spectatorship, subjectivity, perception, and sexual difference.

About The Author

Elizabeth I. Watkins is Research Associate at the University of Bristol.
Medicating Modern America: Prescription Drugs in History
Medicating Modern America: Prescription Drugs in History

by Andrea Tone

$28.79$35.97

Available for download

Not available in stores

Stigma and Social Exclusion in Healthcare
Stigma and Social Exclusion in Healthcare

by Caroline Carlisle

$55.39$69.21

Available for download

Not available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:Film Theories and Philosophies of Colour: The Residual ImageFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:January 31, 2018Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415891892

ISBN - 13:9780415891899

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Film Theories and Philosophies of Colour: The Residual Image

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Beyond the Gaze: Theories and Philosophies of Colour  2. Spectacle and the Female Body: Disrupting a Chromatic System  3. Colour Consciousness and Technicolor Design  4. The Disillusion of the Image  5. Memory and the Fragility of Colour  6. Don't Look Now: Transience and Text  7. Colour Fades  8. The (Dis)Articulation of Colour  9. Residual Images