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Weimar Film Theory

Sabine Hake

in Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135106
eISBN:
9781400846788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135106.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter provides a careful reconstruction of major themes and points of critical tension amongst Béla Balázs, Siegfried Kracauer, and Rudolf Arnheim, the three greatest theorists of film during ... More


Nonfiction Film and Postmodernist Skepticism

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/9780300091953.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses an area of film theory that invokes philosophy so quickly and readily—the discussion of nonfiction film. For inasmuch as a great many nonfiction films are meant to convey ... More


Aristotelians on Speed: Paradoxes of Genre in the Context of Cinema

Deborah Knight

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/9780198159216.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter shows another concern of early film theorists. This concern has been addressed more recently by a number of writers in the analytic tradition. The chapter focuses on the paradox of genre ... More


Personal Agency Theories of Expressiveness and the Movies

Flo Leibowitz

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/9780198159216.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines three theories of expressiveness which have been proposed by three philosophers: the psychoanalytic, ‘historical agent’ theory of Richard Wolheim, the ‘imagined persona’ account ... More


Introduction: The Written Matter of a Cinematic Grammar

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/9780231169738.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides a background of film theory. Film theory is a written interaction with and of the images and objects and ideas produced in and of film, and the cinema industry. The ... More


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


Conclusions: Film Theory as Practice

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/9780231169738.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter concludes that while the filmic sound-image continues to play within the minds of the beholders, film theory's challenge is to not just respond to the film, but to begin directing ... More


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