Signs and Meaning in the Cinema
"This new and enlarged edition of Peter Wollen's influential and higly regarded work explores the way in which new approaches to the cinema can be combined with a new approach to aesthetics. Divided into three sections, Part One deals with the work of S.M. Eisenstein, both as a director and theorist of his art. Part two concerns the auteur theory and investigates the recurrence of themes and images throughout a director's career. Part three shows how the study of cinema can be considered a province of the general study of signs. Throughout this richly illustrated book the relationship of the cinema to the other arts is kept constantly before the reader. This new edition includes a retrospective chapter by the author.
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Paraphrasing the opening lines of the introduction, the general purpose of the book "Signs and meaning in the cinema" is to suggest the many ways in which cinema aesthetics can be approached. The ... Read full review
Marlene Dietrich frontispiece
The auteur theory
The semiology of the cinema