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Film Theory : An Introduction - Robert Stam

Film Theory

An Introduction


Published: 21st February 2000
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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.

"A remarkable synthesis, recommended to anyone who wants to understand the questions and debates that have animated film theory in the twentieth century. Throughout, Stam's discussion is lucid, generous, and intelligent." James Naremore, Indiana University



1. The Antecedents of Film Theory.

2. Russian Formalism.

3. The Question of Film Language.

4. The Presence of Brecht.

5. The Poststructuralist Mutation.

6. The Rise of Cultural Studies.

7. The Coming Out of Queer Theory.

8. Third World Cinema Revisited.

9. The Politics of Postmodernism.

10. Post Cinema: Digital Theory and the New Media.


ISBN: 9780631206545
ISBN-10: 063120654X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 21st February 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.99 x 15.29  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1