Film and Cinema Spectatorship

Film and Cinema Spectatorship

Melodrama and Mimesis

Book - 2005
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Film and Cinema Spectatorship provides a clear andwide-ranging introduction to different debates and traditions ofviewing cinema. In this new book, Jan Campbell offers acomprehensive account of the different theoretical perspectives onfilm and cinema spectatorship, situating these in their culturaland historical contexts. Among the perspectives covered are thoseof feminism, modernism and cultural studies, with chaptersdedicated to important topics such as early film, stars and filmaesthetics. Campbell also provides accessible explorations of theimportance of key themes to film and cinema spectatorship, such asmimesis, melodrama, performance and time.

The timely and comprehensive text will be essential reading foranyone interested in debates on film theory, psychoanalysis andfilm, and the history of cinema. This book will be of specialinterest to students of film studies, media studies and culturalstudies.

Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2005
ISBN: 9780745629292
Branch Call Number: PN1995.9.A8 C35 2005
Characteristics: viii, 274 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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