Signs and Meaning in the Cinema, New and Enlarged Edition
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Signs and Meaning in the Cinema, New and Enlarged Edition

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"This new and enlarged edition of Peter Wollen's influential and higly regarded work explores the way in which new approaches to the cinema can be combined with a new approach to aesthetics. Divided into three sections, Part One deals with the work of S.M. Eisenstein, both as a director and theorist of his art. Part two concerns the auteur theory and investigates the recur...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published January 1st 1973 by Indiana University Press (first published January 1969)
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Penny Bar
Paraphrasing the opening lines of the introduction, the general purpose of the book "Signs and meaning in the cinema" is to suggest the many ways in which cinema aesthetics can be approached. The author, Peter Wollen, starts by studying Eisenstein aesthetics and it's influences. Then he takes us to the french cinema and the auteur theory, stressing the importance of studying the work of individual directors. And finally, an easy-to-follow debate on semiotics and cinema. Signs and meaning in the...more
Eric
Oct 24, 2007 Eric rated it 5 of 5 stars
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One the most influential books I have ever had the pleasure of experiences.
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Film class cannon.
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