Graduate studies at Western
Cambridge University Press (1990)
|Abstract||In Metaphor and Film, Trevor Whittock demonstrates that feature films are permeated by metaphors that were consciously introduced by directors. An examination of cinematic metaphor forces us to reconsider the nature of metaphor itself, and the ways by which such visual imagery can be recognised and understood, as well as interpreted. Metaphor and Film identifies the principal forms of cinematic metaphor, and also provides an analysis of the mental operations that one must bring to it. Recent developments in cognitive psychology, especially those relating to the nature and formation of categories, are called upon to explain these processes. Metaphor and Film ranges widely over film theory as it does over philosophical, literary, linguistic, and psychological accounts of metaphor. Particularly useful to those studying film, literature, and aesthetics, this study is also a provocative contribution to an important debate in which film theorists and philosophers are currently engaged.|
|Keywords||Motion pictures Semiotics Motion pictures Philosophy Metaphor|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$31.18 direct from Amazon (6% off) $66.15 used $392.59 new Amazon page|
|Call number||PN1995.W45 1990|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Paisley Livingston & Carl R. Plantinga (eds.) (2008). The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film. Routledge.
Veijo Hietala (1990). Situating the Subject in Film Theory: Meaning and Spectatorship in Cinema. Distributor, Akateeminen Kirjakauppa.
Noël Carroll (1996). Theorizing the Moving Image. Cambridge University Press.
Richard De Canio (1994). Cinematic Readings: A Primer of Film Culture. Chiu Yo Pub. House.
Gregory Currie (1995). Image and Mind: Film, Philosophy and Cognitive Science. Cambridge University Press.
Christian Metz (1974/1991). Film Language: A Semiotics of the Cinema. University of Chicago Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads55 ( #21,964 of 739,315 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #61,243 of 739,315 )
How can I increase my downloads?