By Leo Braudy
Due to the fact that ebook of the 1st version in 1974, Leo Braudy and Marshall Cohen's Film idea and Criticism has been the most generally used and pointed out anthology of serious writings approximately film. Now in its 7th variation, this landmark textual content maintains to supply impressive insurance of greater than a century of suggestion and writing concerning the videos. Incorporating vintage texts by way of pioneers in movie theory--including Rudolf Arnheim, Siegfried Kracauer, and André Bazin--and state of the art essays through such modern students as David Bordwell, Tania Modleski, Thomas Schatz, and Richard Dyer, the e-book examines either ancient and theoretical viewpoints at the subject.
construction upon the wide variety of decisions and the broad historic insurance that marked prior versions, this new compilation stretches from the earliest makes an attempt to outline the cinema to the newest efforts to put movie within the contexts of psychology, sociology, and philosophy, and to discover problems with gender and race. Reorganized into 8 sections--each comprising the key fields of severe controversy and analysis--this re-creation good points reformulated introductions and biographical headnotes that contextualize the readings, making the textual content extra obtainable than ever to scholars, movie fanatics, and normal readers alike. The 7th version additionally integrates intriguing new fabric on feminist thought, queer cinema, and international cinema, in addition to a brand new part, "Digitization and Globalization," which engages very important fresh advancements in expertise and international cinema.
A wide-ranging serious and old survey, Film thought and Criticism continues to be the prime textual content for undergraduate classes in movie thought. it's also perfect for graduate classes in movie conception and criticism.
ABOUT THE EDITORS
Leo Braudy is collage Professor and Bing Professor of English on the college of Southern California. between different books, he's writer of Native Informant: Essays on movie, Fiction, and renowned Culture (OUP, 1991), The Frenzy of Renown: status and Its History (OUP, 1986), and such a lot lately, From Chivalry to Terrorism: struggle and the altering Nature of Masculinity (2003).
Marshall Cohen is college Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus of the school of Letters, Arts, and Sciences on the college of Southern California. he's coeditor, with Roger Copeland, of What Is Dance? Readings in thought and Criticism (OUP, 1983) and founding editor of Philosophy and Public Affairs.