Film Theory: An Introduction by Robert StamFilm Theory: An Introduction by Robert Stam

Film Theory: An Introduction

byRobert StamEditorToby Miller

Paperback | February 21, 2000

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Providing a collection of some of the most provocative and influential writings of film theory in the past thirty years, this anthology aims to provide a polylogue among theorists, deprovincializing the subject. Film Theory multiplies the perspectives and positions, the situations and locations, from which film theory is spoken.
Robert Stam is Professor in the Cinema Studies Department at New York University. His many books include Film Theory: An Introduction (Blackwell Publishers, 1999), Tropical Multiculturalism: A Comparative History of Race in Brazilian Cinema and Culture (1997), Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media with Ella Shohat (19...
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Title:Film Theory: An IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 8.9 × 5.8 × 0.7 inPublished:February 21, 2000Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:063120654x

ISBN - 13:9780631206545

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction.

1. The Antecedents of Film Theory.

2. Russian Formalism.

3. The Question of Film Language.

4. The Presence of Brecht.

5. The Poststructuralist Mutation.

6. The Rise of Cultural Studies.

7. The Coming Out of Queer Theory.

8. Third World Cinema Revisited.

9. The Politics of Postmodernism.

10. Post Cinema: Digital Theory and the New Media.

Index.

Editorial Reviews

"A remarkable synthesis, recommended to anyone who wants to understand the questions and debates that have animated film theory in the twentieth century. Throughout, Stam's discussion is lucid, generous, and intelligent." James Naremore, Indiana University