Signs and Meaning in the Cinema

Signs and Meaning in the Cinema

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"Without doubt, it is the best study of cinema published in English for years." -Cinema "...a major achievement...drawing on the results of aesthetic inquiry-from Shaftesbury and Lessing to Jakobson and the formalists-in order to relate the cinema to wider areas of linguistic theory and theory of art." -Times Literary Supplementshow more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 134.62 x 187.96 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • New and Enlarged Edition
  • 0253181410
  • 9780253181411
  • 794,409

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This is a new and enlarged edition of Wollen's influential and highly-regarded work which explores the way in which a new approach to the cinema can be combined with a new approach to aesthetics. The book, a breakthrough in critical writing on the cinemas, is divided into three main sections. Throughout this richly illustrated book the relationship of the cinema to other arts is kept constantly before the more

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