Movies and Methods, Volume 2
  • Movies and Methods, Volume 2
  • Movies and Methods, Volume 2
  • Movies and Methods, Volume 2
ISBN: 0520054091
EAN13: 9780520054097
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 13, 1985
Pages: 764
Dimensions: 1.97" H x 8.82" L x 5.98" W
Weight: 2.34 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The original Movies and Methods volume (1976) captured the dynamic evolution of film theory and criticism into an important new discipline, incorporating methods from structuralism, semiotics, and feminist thought. Now there is again ferment in the field. Movies and Methods, Volume I, captures the developments that have given history and genre studies imaginative new models and indicates how feminist, structuralist, and psychoanalytic approaches to film have achieved fresh, valuable insights.

In his thoughtful introduction, Nichols provides a context for the paradoxes that confront film studies today. He shows how shared methods and approaches continue to stimulate much of the best writing about film, points to common problems most critics and theorists have tried to resolve, and describes the internal contraditions that have restricted the usefulness of post-structuralism. Mini-introductions place each essay in a larger context and suggest its linkages with other essays in the volume.

A great variety of approaches and methods characterize film writing today, and the final part conveys their diversity--from statistical style analysis to phenomenology and from gay criticisms to neoformalism. This concluding part also shows how the rigorous use of a broad range of approaches has helped remove post-structuralist criticism from its position Read More chevron_right

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