Elsaesser, Film Theory: An Introduction Through the Senses
Routledge | 2009 | ISBN 041580101X | 231 Pages | PDF OCR | 17.3 MB
What is the relationship between cinema and spectator? That is the central question for film
theory, and renowned film
scholars Thomas Elsaesser and Malte Hagener use this question to guide students through all of the major film
theories from the classical period to today in this insightful, engaging book. Every kind of cinema (and film
theory) imagines an ideal spectator, and then imagines a certain relationship between the mind and body of that spectator and the screen. Using seven distinctive configurations of spectator and screen that move progressively from exterior to interior relationships, the authors retrace the most important stages of film
theory from 1945 to the present, from neo-realist and modernist theories to psychoanalytic, apparatus , phenomenological and cognitivist theories.