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FILM WORLDS: A PHILOSOPHICAL AESTHETICS OF CINEMA. Daniel Yacavone. Columbia University Press, New York, 2015. 330 pp. with 15 ills. 23 x 16 cm. LC 2014-16641 ISBN 9780231157698 In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 163346. Publisher's description: Crafting a philosophy of cinematic art from the keenest insights of the continental and analytic traditions. Film Worlds unpacks the significance of the "worlds" that narrative films create, offering an innovative perspective on cinema as art. Drawing on aesthetics and the philosophy of art in both the continental and analytic traditions, as well as classical and contemporary film theory, it provides new understandings of filmic representation, fictionality, expression, self-reflexivity, style, and the full range of cinema's affective and symbolic dimensions. Film worlds are theorized as immersive and transformative artistic realities, capable of fostering new ways of seeing, feeling, and understanding experience. Engaging with the writings of Jean Mitry, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Christian Metz, David Bordwell, Gilles Deleuze, and Hans-Georg Gadamer, Film Worlds extends Nelson Goodman's account of symbolic and artistic "worldmaking" to cinema, expands on the French philosopher Mikel Dufrenne's phenomenology of aesthetic experience in relation to films and their worlds, and addresses the hermeneutic dimensions of cinematic art.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Video/Film/Performance, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 163347
Paperbound $30.00    

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