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The Reality of Film: Theories of Filmic Reality

Richard Rushton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082689
eISBN:
9781781702994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082689.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In formulating a notion of filmic reality, this book offers a novel way of understanding our relationship with cinema. It argues that cinema need not be understood in terms of its capacities to refer ... More


The imaginary as filmic reality

Richard Rushton

in The Reality of Film: Theories of Filmic Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082689
eISBN:
9781781702994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082689.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter brings forth Christian Metz's conception of cinema. On the one hand, he has been discredited with trying to reduce cinematic expression to linguistic terms while on the other hand he has ... More


The Queer Attractions of Perceptual Belief

D. N. Rodowick

in What Philosophy Wants from Images

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226513058
eISBN:
9780226513225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226513225.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines questions of photography and belief in the contrasting yet related arguments of Christian Metz and Stanley Cavell. The chapter begins by referring to Ludwig Wittgenstein’s ... More


Models

Felicity Colman

in Film Theory: Creating a Cinematic Grammar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169738
eISBN:
9780231850605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169738.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on two core areas of modeling theories that have emerged from film theory: the semiotic and the material. Semiotic modeling in film theory can be used as a political tool that ... More


Psychoanalysis Discovers Film TheoryAnne Friedberg and Close Up

Christa Blümlinger

in The Moving Eye: Film, Television, Architecture, Visual Art and the Modern

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190218430
eISBN:
9780190218461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190218430.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyzes the contribution of Anne Friedberg to the rediscovery of the British journal Close Up, one of the first attempts to apply the psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud to film theory. It ... More


Film Analysis and the Symbolic

Hilary Radner and Alistair Fox

in Raymond Bellour: Cinema and the Moving Image

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422888
eISBN:
9781474444767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422888.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Raymond Bellour explains the difference between Christian Metz’s semiological approach and his own approach to film analysis, and the degrees by which he became disenchanted with psychoanalysis, ... More


Leaving the Movie Theater

Philip Watts, Dudley Andrew, Yves Citton, Vincent Debaene, and Sam Di Iorio

in Roland Barthes' Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190277543
eISBN:
9780190277574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277543.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

What could be a science of cinema? Seen from today’s perspective, the European infatuation during the 1960s for science in the humanities remains perplexing. This is when the use of the term ... More


Formative Influences

Hilary Radner and Alistair Fox

in Raymond Bellour: Cinema and the Moving Image

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422888
eISBN:
9781474444767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422888.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this section of the interview, Bellour describes how he began to engage in film analysis in the 1960s, beginning with a sequence from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, with the aim of establishing the ... More


The Viewer’s Share: Models of Mind in Explaining Film

David Bordwell

in Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862139
eISBN:
9780199332755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862139.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter traces the history of how filmmakers, critics, and theorists have conceived the viewer’s psychological activity. Throughout, these conceptions are treated as responses to changing trends ... More


Elusive Narrators in Film

George M. Wilson

in Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199594894
eISBN:
9780191731440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594894.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In earlier chapters, it was argued that a movie fictionally “recounts” its story in audio-visual terms. On face of it, this implies that fictionally there is someone or something in the work that ... More


Cinema and the Body: The Ghost in the Theater

Hilary Radner and Alistair Fox

in Raymond Bellour: Cinema and the Moving Image

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422888
eISBN:
9781474444767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422888.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses its attention on why, in returning in the twenty-first century to a preoccupation with classical cinema, Bellour argued that hypnosis rather than the dream (as in the view of ... More


Figures of a Changing World: Metaphor and the Emergence of Modern Culture

Harry Berger, Jr.

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257478
eISBN:
9780823261550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257478.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a dramatic new account of cultural change, an account based on the distinction between two familiar rhetorical figures, metonymy and metaphor. The book treats metonymy as the basic ... More


Reciprocal Seeing and Embodied Subjectivity

Cleo Hanaway-Oakley

in James Joyce and the Phenomenology of Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198768913
eISBN:
9780191822186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768913.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers the previous ways in which literary scholars have used film theory in their interpretations of Ulysses. Joyce scholars have tended to favour the psychoanalytic film theories of ... More


What Philosophy Wants from Images

D. N. Rodowick

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226513058
eISBN:
9780226513225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226513225.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In the past two decades, the contemporary art world has exhibited an ever-increasing fascination with the cinema; or better, a certain memory of the history of theatrical cinema. A principle material ... More


Conclusion: Desiring the Mismatch

Jennifer Fleeger

in Mismatched Women: The Siren's Song Through the Machine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199936892
eISBN:
9780199389971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936892.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

In asking what draws us to our objects of study, the conclusion produces an explanation of desire by turning to the mimetic theory of René Girard. It explores the desire for the mismatched woman as ... More


Forget the Medium!

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/9780300091953.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter argues for the central role played by the film medium in the intellectual history of cinema. It has been a major focus of film theory from early in the twentieth century through the ... More


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