9781405120258

The Philosophy of Motion Pictures

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    9781405120258

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    1405120258

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-12-26
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

Philosophy of Motion Picturesis a first-of-its-kind, bottom-up introduction to this bourgeoning field of study. Topics include film as art, medium specificity, defining motion pictures, representation, editing, narrative, emotion and evaluation. Clearly written and supported with a wealth of examples Explores characterizations of key elements of motion pictures -the shot, the sequence, the erotetic narrative, and its modes of affective address

Author Biography

Noel Carroll is the Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Temple University and the author of Beyond Aesthetics (2001), A Philosophy of Mass Art (1999), and Interpreting the Moving Image (1998), and is editor (with Jinhee Choic) of Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures: An Anthology (Blackwell, 2005).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: From Film Theory to the Philosophy of the Moving Image
Film as Art
Medium Specificity
What Is Cinema?
The Moving Picture - the Shot
Moving Images - Cinematic Sequencing and Narration
Affect and the Moving Image
Evaluation
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Bibliography
Index
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