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Film Theory: Creating a Cinematic Grammar

Felicity Colman

Abstract

This book addresses the core concepts and arguments created or used by academics, critical film theorists, and filmmakers. It references the work of Dudley Andrew, Raymond Bellour, Mary Ann Doane, Miriam Hansen, bell hooks, Siegfried Kracauer, Raul Ruiz, P. Adams Sitney, Bernard Stiegler, and Pier Paolo Pasolini. The book takes the position that film theory is a form of writing that produces a unique cinematic grammar. It argues that film theory, like all grammars, forms part of the system of rules that govern a language, and is thus applicable to wider range of media forms. It describes how f ... More

Keywords: film theory, filmmakers, cinematic grammar, Dudley Andrew, Raymond Bellour, Mary Ann Doane, Miriam Hansen, bell hooks, Siegfried Kracauer, Raul Ruiz

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231169738
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231169738.001.0001

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Felicity Colman, author

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