Film Theory: Creating a Cinematic Grammar

byFelicity Colman

Paperback | September 16, 2014

Film Theory: Creating a Cinematic Grammar by Felicity Colman
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Film Theory addresses the core concepts and arguments created or used by academics, critical film theorists, and filmmakers, including the work of Dudley Andrew, Raymond Bellour, Mary Ann Doane, Miriam Hansen, bell hooks, Siegfried Kracauer, Raul Ruiz, P. Adams Sitney, Bernard Stiegler, and Pier Paolo Pasolini. This volume takes the position that film theory is a form of writing that produces a unique cinematic grammar; and like all grammars, it forms part of the system of rules that govern a language, and is thus applicable to wider range of media forms. In their creation of authorial trends, identification of the technology of cinema as a creative force, and production of films as aesthetic markers, film theories contribute an epistemological resource that connects the technologies of filmmaking and film composition. This book explores these connections through film theorisations of processes of the diagrammatisation (the systems, methodologies, concepts, histories) of cinematic matters of the filmic world.

Felicity Colman is reader in screen media at the Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. She is the author of Deleuze and Cinema: The Film Concepts (2011) and the editor of Film, Theory and Philosophy: The Key Thinkers (2009).
Title:Film Theory: Creating a Cinematic GrammarFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:144 pages, 7.87 X 5.91 X 0 inShipping dimensions:144 pages, 7.87 X 5.91 X 0 inPublished:September 16, 2014Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231169736

ISBN - 13:9780231169738

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