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The Imaginary Signifier: Psychoanalysis and the Cinema

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..". less about film than about the psychology of the viewing experience." --American Film

Employing Freudian psychoanalysis, Christian Metz explores the nature of cinematic spectatorship and looks at the operations of meaning in the film text.
Paperback, 340 pages
Published February 1st 1986 by Indiana University Press (first published 1977)
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Raúl
Christian Metz es una autor exigente, aunque tal vez demasiado cauteloso. Este libro es tanto una introducción al psicoanálisis como método de aplicación al análisis fílmico, así como una discusión acerca de los ejes sintagma/paradigma, metáfora/metonimia, condensación/desplazamiento, elaboración primaria/elaboración secundaria, que intentan desenredar las relaciones que se establecen de una forma superficial entre retórica, semiología y psicoanálisis y que intentan acercarse al problema de la c ...more
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I'm not sure how helpful this will actually be for my thesis, but it was really interesting and helpful in clarifying some parts in Freud that I found murky.
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One of the books I still find myself quoting from, over a decade since I left my doctoral work incomplete.
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psychology of cinema and audience reaction theory--a seminal text
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Contemporary film theory at its most descriptive.
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