Concepts in film theory.

By: Andrew, Dudley.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: 1984; O.u.p. ISBN: 0195034287.Subject(s): Film, Television and RadioDDC classification: 791.4301AND
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A remarkable continuation of Dudley Andrew's classic, The Major Film Theories, this work focuses on the key concepts in film study: perception, representation, signification, narrative structure, adaptation, evaluation, identification, figuration, and interpretation. Beginning with a lucidintroductory chapter on the current state of film theory, Andrew goes on to build an overall view of film, presenting his own ideas on each concept, and giving a sense of the interdependence of these concepts. By providing lively explanations of theories that involve perceptual psychology andstructuralism, semiotics and psychoanalysis, hermeneutics and genre study, Andrew offers unique observations on these often obscure topics, allowing readers to acquire the background they need to enrich their understanding of film--and of art.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. vii)
  • Acknowledgments (p. xi)
  • 1 The State of Film Theory (p. 3)
  • 2 Perception (p. 19)
  • 3 Representation (p. 37)
  • 4 Signification (p. 57)
  • 5 Narrative Structure (p. 75)
  • 6 Adaptation (p. 96)
  • 7 Valuation (of Genres and Auteurs) (p. 107)
  • 8 Identification (p. 133)
  • 9 Figuration (p. 157)
  • 10 Interpretation (p. 172)
  • Notes (p. 191)
  • Appendix: Classified Bibliography (p. 211)
  • Index (p. 231)