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Some philosophical issues of film theory.

Noel Edward Carroll

Some philosophical issues of film theory.

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Published by University of Illinois in Chicago, Ill .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D), University of Illinois at Chicago, 1983.

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This book is an analytical inquiry into classical film theory (that is, film theory before the advent of the semiotics and poststructuralism that began to dominate academic film literature in the s). The author brings his training and experience as both an analytical philosopher and a film Author: Noël E.

Carroll. Summary "Philosophy of Film" is often used to describe a few different kinds of work. Two are most important. We should distinguish between philosophy in or through film, and the philosophy of or about one does philosophy through film, one seeks to either illuminate some philosophical idea or to make progress on some philosophical issue through a discussion of a movie.

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The study of philosophy can open up vistas of meaning for any student, and films can effectively realize abstract ideas in palpable and compelling ways. Film theory is a branch of academia often aligned with Marxist critical theory.

Its goal is to understand the core and spirit of the cinema and it tries to present a conceptual framework to explain the relationship of film to reality. It also tries to explore the relationship to the viewers and to the rest of society. The book brings together film scholars and philosophers in a united commitment to the standards of argumentation that characterize analytic philosophy rather than a single doctrinal approach.

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Everyday emotion is loose in frame or con-text but rather controlled and regulated in content. Movie emotion, in con-trast, is tightly framed and boundaried but permissive and uncontrolled in by: 8.

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