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by Peter Wollen

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Author:
Peter Wollen
ISBN13:
978-0851706467
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0851706460
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Publisher:
BFI Publishing; 2nd edition (October 1, 1997)
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This short book is one of the best books written on film criticism Mr. Wollen presents a clear, concise explication of each topic, augmented with many examples from films as well.

This short book is one of the best books written on film criticism. It is by no means comprehensive; however, Mr. Wollen chooses his focus carefully. The book is organized around three topics: the work and theory of Sergei Eisenstein, the auteur theory, and semiology. Mr. Wollen presents a clear, concise explication of each topic, augmented with many examples from films as well as other arts

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Peter Wollen is a film theorist and filmmaker. He studied English at Christ Church, Oxford

Peter Wollen is a film theorist and filmmaker. He studied English at Christ Church, Oxford. He has taught film at a number of universities and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Calif Peter Wollen is a film theorist and filmmaker.

Peter Wollen (29 June 1938 – 17 December 2019) was a film theorist and filmmaker. He studied English at Christ Church, Oxford

Peter Wollen (29 June 1938 – 17 December 2019) was a film theorist and filmmaker. He taught film at a number of universities and was Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles at the time of his retirement from academe.

First published in 1969, Signs and Meaning in the Cinema transformed the emerging discipline of film studies. The book is divided into three main sections. The first explores the work of Sergei Eisenstein as film-maker, designer and aesthetician. The second, which contains a celebrated comparison of the films of John Ford and Howard Hawks, is an exposition and defence of the auteur theory.

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Without doubt, it is the best study of cinema published in English for years.

Part three shows how the study of cinema can be considered a province of the general study of signs.

Divided into three sections, Part One deals with the work of . Eisenstein, both as a director and theorist of his art. Part two concerns the auteur theory and investigates the recurrence of themes and images throughout a director's career. Part three shows how the study of cinema can be considered a province of the general study of signs.

A good book for a better understanding of cinema. The Anglo Saxon countries are still comparatively innocent of this.

A revised second edition of the text, this work explores the way in which a new approach to the cinema can be combined with a new approach to aesthetics. The book is divided into three main sections: the first deals with the work of S.M. Eisenstein, both as a director and theorist of his art. The second concerns the auteur theory and investigates the recurrence of themes and images throughout a dirrector's career. The third section shows how the study of cinema can be considered as a province of the general study of signs.