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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, ...more
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Published April 1st 2010 by Routledge (first published 2009)
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Simone

This is an interesting approach to film theory which organizes bodies of pre-existing literature around metaphors of the body, seeing, hearing, etc. It's an interesting way to think about film theory and film history in a completely different way. However, I wouldn't recommend this for an intro level class, I think you'd get more out of it with a pretty solid understanding of film theory, or even with an introductory knowledge of film theory. Still, it's a compelling argument and organization.
Giuls90
Mar 23, 2015 Giuls90 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Saggio davvero interessante sulla teoria del film, consigliato agli amanti del cinema e sopratutto a chi studia cinema.
Debbi
Dannatamente denso e difficile da approcciare. Ma una volta che si prende il ritmo, è una porta aperta sul cinema che, mentre passi, ti ricopre di conoscenza.
Ci vuole impegno, ma la sostanza ti resta.
Paolo
Feb 07, 2014 Paolo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lettura difficile. Lo consiglio agli amanti del cinema.
Bree
Dec 08, 2013 Bree rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For anyone interested in film theory, but don't know where to start or you do know where to start and have started, read this anyways. The always excellent Elsaesser gives an overview of theories organized on the spectator's body and its relationship to cinema. An excellent and thorough overview that I find very useful, if not extremely enjoyable to read. Elsaesser is good with prose and is very clear. The chapter on cinema as skin is his best.
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