Questions of Cinema

Questions of Cinema

Stephen Heath
Distribution: World
Publication date: 12/22/1982
Format: Paperback 28 b&w photos
ISBN: 978-0-253-15914-4
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It is essential reading for anyone concerned with the theoretical discussion of cinema, and ideology in general." —Semiotica

... Heath is an antidote to the Cinema 101 worldview." —Voice Literary Supplement

Heath’s study of film draws on Lacanian psychoanalysis, semiotics, and Marxism, presenting film as a signifying practice and the cinema as a social institution of meanings.

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““It is essential reading for anyone concerned with the theoretical discussion of cinema, and ideology in general.” —Semiotica “ . . . Heath is an antidote to the Cinema 101 worldview.” —Voice Literary Supplement Heath’s study of film draws on Lacanian psychoanalysis, semiotics, and Marxism, presenting film as a signifying practice and the cinema as a social institution of meanings.”

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Table of Contents

Preface

1 On Screen, in Frame: Film and Ideology
2 Narrative Space
3 On Suture
4 Film Performance
5 Film, System, Narrative
6 The Question Oshima
7 Repetition Time: Notes Around ‘Structural/materialist Film’
8 Body, Voice
9 Language, Sight and Sound
10 The Cinematic Apparatus: Technology as Historical and Cultural Form
11 Contexts

Indexes:
Films
Names
Terms and themes