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Film and Theory : An Anthology - Robert Stam

Film and Theory

An Anthology

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Providing a collection of some of the most provocative and influential writings of film theory in the past thirty years, this anthology aims to provide a polylogue among theorists, deprovincializing the subject. "Film Theory" multiplies the perspectives and positions, the situations and locations, from which film theory is spoken.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part I: The Author:.

Introduction: Robert Stam.

1. Dennis Potter and the Question of the Television Author: Rosalind Coward.

2. To Desire Differently: Feminism and the French Cinema (extract): Sandy Flitterman-Lewis.

3. The Unauthorized Auteur Today: Dudley Andrew.

Part II: Film Language: Introduction: Robert Stam.

4. The Specificity of Media in the Arts: Noel Carroll.

5. For a Semio-Pragmatics of Film: Roger Odin.

6. The Scene of the Screen: Envisioning Cinematic and Electronic 'Presence': Vivian Sobchack.

Part III: The Image and Technology:.

Introduction: Toby Miller.

7. Necessities and Constraints: A Pattern of Technological Change: Brian Winston.

8. Projections of Sound on Image: Michel Chion.

9. Modes of Production: The TV Apparatus: John T. Caldwell.

Part IV: Text and Intertext:.

Introduction: Robert Stam.

10. Questions of Genre: Steve Neale.

11. A Semantic/Syntactic Approach to Film Genre: Rick Altman.

12. The 'Force-Field' of Melodrama: Stuart Cunningham.

13. Film Bodies: Gender, Genre and Excess: Linda Williams.

Part V: The Question of Realism:.

Introduction: Robert Stam.

14. The Cinema of Attraction: Early Film, Its Spectator and the Avant-Garde: Tom Gunning.

15. Classical Hollywood Cinema: Narrational Principles and Procedures: David Bordwell.

16. Black American Cinema: The New Realism: Manthia Diawara.

Part VI: Alternative Aesthetics:.

Introduction: Robert Stam.

17. Towards a Third Cinema: Notes and Experiences for the Development of Cinema of Liberation in the Third World: Fernando Solanas and Octavio Getino.

18. For an Imperfect Cinema: Julio Garcia Espinosa.

19. Towards a Critical Theory of Third World Films: Teshome H. Gabriel.

20. Rethinking Women's Cinema: Aesthetics and Feminist Theory: Teresa de Lauretis.

Part VII: The Historical Spectator/Audience:.

Introduction: Toby Miller.

21. Cowboys and Indians: Perceptions of Western Films Among American Indians and Anglos: JoEllen Shively.

22. Television News and its Spectator: Robert Stam.

23. Addressing the Spectator of a 'Third World' National Cinema: The Bombay 'Social' Film of the 1940's and 1950's: Ravi S. Vasudevan.

Part VIII: Apparatus Theory:.

Introduction: Toby Miller.

24. The Imaginary Signifier: Christian Metz.

25. The Orthopsychic Subject: Film Theory and the Reception of Lacan: Joan Copjec.

26. Feminism, Film Theory, and the Bachelor Machines: Constance Penley.

Part IX: The Nature of the Gaze:.

Introduction: Toby Miller.

27. Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema: Laura Mulvey.

28. Film and the Masquerade: Theorizing the Female Spectator: Mary Ann Doane.

29. The Oppositional Gaze: bell hooks.

30. Looking Awry: Slavoj Zizek.

Part X: Class and the Culture Industries:.

Introduction: Toby Miller.

31. Constituents of a Theory of the Media: Hans Magnus Enzenburger.

32. Ideology, Economy and the British Cinema: John Hill.

33. Mass Culture and the Feminine: The 'Place' of Television in Film Studies: Patrice Petro.

Part XI: Stars and Performance:.

Introduction: Toby Miller.

34. Introduction to Heavenly Bodies: Film Stars and Society: Richard Dyer.

35. Marlon Brando in 'On the Waterfront': James Naremore.

36. Roseanne: Unruly Woman as Domestic Goddess: Kathleen K. Rowe.

37. The She-Man: Postmodern Bi-Sexed Performance in Film and Video: Chris Straayer.

Part XII: Permutations of Difference:.

Introduction: Robert Stam.

38. Gender and Culture of Empire: Towards a Feminist Ethnography of the Cinema: Ella Shohat.

39. Categories of Stereotyping of American Indians in Film: Ward Churchill.

40. Cultural Identity and Cinematic Representation: Stuart Hall.

41. White Privilege and Looking Relations: Jane Gaines.

42. White: Richard Dyer.

Part XIII: The Postmodern and the Global:.

Introduction: Robert Stam.

43. Television and Postmodernism: Jim Collins.

44 Critical and Textual Hypermasculinity: Lynne Joyrich.

45. Conclusion: Henry Jenkins.

Bibliography.

Index.

ISBN: 9780631206262
ISBN-10: 0631206264
Series: Blackwell Anthologies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 862
Published: 7th April 2000
Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBL
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.49  x 4.88
Weight (kg): 1.2
Edition Number: 1