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Author Gaut, Berys Nigel.

Title A philosophy of cinematic art / Berys Gaut
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 324 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. challenges to cinema as an art -- 2. Language and realism -- 3. Cinematic authorship -- 4. Understanding cinema -- 5. Cinematic narration -- 6. Emotion and identification -- 7. role of the medium
Summary "A Philosophy of cinematic Art is a systematic study of cinema as an art form, showing how the medium conditions fundamental features of cinematic artworks. It discusses the status of cinema as an art form, whether there is a language of film, realism in cinema, cinematic authorship, intentionalist and constructivist theories of interpretation, cinematic narration, the role of emotions in responses to films, the possibility of identification with characters, and the nature of the cinematic medium." "Groundbreaking in its coverage of a wide range of contemporary cinematic media, it analyses not only traditional photographic films, but also digital cinema, and a variety of interactive cinematic works, including videogames, written in a clear and accessible style, the book examines the work of leading film theorists and philosophers of film, and develops a powerful framework with which to think about cinema as an art."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Motion pictures and the arts.
Motion pictures -- Aesthetics.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010293291
ISBN 051167094X
0511674716 (electronic bk.)
051167547X (electronic bk.)
9780511674716 (electronic bk.)
9780511675478 (electronic bk.)