The Philosophy of Motion Pictures

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Wiley, Dec 26, 2007 - Philosophy - 256 pages
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Philosophy of Motion Pictures is a first-of-its-kind, bottom-up introduction to this bourgeoning field of study. Topics include film as art, medium specificity, defining motion pictures, representation, editing, narrative, emotion and evaluation.

  • Clearly written and supported with a wealth of examples
  • Explores characterizations of key elements of motion pictures –the shot, the sequence, the erotetic narrative, and its modes of affective address

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About the author (2007)

NoŽl Carroll is the Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Temple University and the author of Beyond Aesthetics (2001), A Philosophy of Mass Art (1999), and Interpreting the Moving Image (1998), and is editor (with Jinhee Choi) of Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures: An Anthology (Blackwell, 2005).

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