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Introduction: Film Theory and Philosophy

Richard Allen and Murray Smith

in Film Theory and Philosophy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159216
eISBN:
9780191673566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159216.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The introduction discusses the influence of two kinds of philosophy to film theory. It describes and clarifies the characteristic methods and strategies of analytic philosophy and film theory, and ... More


 Women, Theology, and Film: Approaching the Challenge of Interdisciplinary Teaching

Gaye Williams Ortiz

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is a case study of a course offered in the theology and religious studies department of York Saint John College, an upper‐level undergraduate course titled Women, Theology, and Film. It ... More


Film Theory and Philosophy

Richard Allen and Murray Smith (eds)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159216
eISBN:
9780191673566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159216.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

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 ... More


The Film Theory that Never was: A Nervous Manifesto

Gregory Currie

in Film Theory and Philosophy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159216
eISBN:
9780191673566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159216.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter is a manifesto of the film theory of Gregory Currie. He thinks that his work brings a connection between film and cognitive psychology. The chapter begins with a glimpse of an ideal ... More


Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Torben Grodal

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book provides analysis of how human biology, as well as human culture, determines the ways films are made and experienced. This new approach is called “bioculturalism.” The book shows how ... More


Introduction: Evolution, Biology, Culture, and Film

Torben Grodal

in Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter advocates an embodied approach to studying the film experience because mind and body is a functional totality, and it argues that film studies and other fields within the humanities ... More


Art Film, the Transient Body, and the Permanent Soul

Torben Grodal

in Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The chapter analyzes the concepts and modes of representation that characterize films as art and discuss some of the reasons for the limited appeal of “high art” to a mass audience. The main argument ... More


Religion and Film

Jonathan Brant

in Paul Tillich and the Possibility of Revelation through Film

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639342
eISBN:
9780191738098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639342.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This chapter considers the way this project may be located within the burgeoning academic discourse that marries theology or religious studies with film studies and film theory. A survey of writing ... More


Introduction to Part II: The PECMA Flow

Torben Grodal

in Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The introduction to Part II discusses how knowledge of the brain’s processing of information provides crucial insight into central phenomena in visual aesthetics, especially in film aesthetics, and ... More


Prospects for Film Theory: A Personal Assessment

Noël Carroll

in Engaging the Moving Image

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091953
eISBN:
9780300133073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091953.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the role played by film theory—or, as its acolytes are apt to say, simply Theory—in the rapid expansion of the film studies institution over the last two decades in the United ... More


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