The Major Film Theories
By (author) J. Dudley Andrew
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Major Film Theories by J. Dudley Andrew
Book DescriptionDudley Andrew is a master at making the world of film theory accessible to a largely mystified public. Since the publication of his Major Film Theories, a classic in the field, the sophistication of the debate concerning the proper approach to film has grown. It is now the province of critics and universities instead of directors and artists, and this book concentrates on the main areas of the debate rather than on the individual figures. Andrew provides lucid explanations of theories which involve perceptual psychology and structuralism; semiotics and psychoanalysis; hermeneutics and genre study. Throughout he presents his own strong views on the relationship of film theory to criticism, history, and analysis. His clear approach to often obscure theories goes a long way towards bringing an important area of cultural discussion out of its academic exile.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195019919
(203mm x 135mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 19-Aug-1976
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author J. Dudley Andrew
Documentary Film Classics, Paperback (January 1997)
A study of classic documentary film.
Mists of Regret, Paperback (February 1995)
Beyond giving a view of the life and worth of cinema in France, this book contributes to our knowledge of how films are dealt with in history. It stresses the dialogue of culture and cinema.
Andre Bazin, Paperback (November 1990)View all books by J. Dudley Andrew
Andre Bazin's impact on film art is widely considered to be greater than that of many directors, actors, and producers. He is credited with almost single-handedly establishing the study of film as an accepted intellectual pursuit. Updating the paperback edition of 1977, Dudley Andrew has written a completely new introduction and provided an additional essay by Jean-Charles Tacchella.
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