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Projecting a camera : language-games in film theory

Author: Edward Branigan
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, 2006.
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In Projecting a Camera, film theorist Edward Branigan offers a groundbreaking approach to understanding film theory. Why, for example, does a camera move? What does a camera "know"? (And when does it know it?) What is the camera's relation to the subject during long static shots? What happens when the screen is blank? Through a wide-ranging engagement with Wittgenstein and theorists of film, he offers one of the  Read more...
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Branigan, Edward, 1945-
Projecting a camera.
New York ; London : Routledge, 2006
(DLC) 2006296353
(OCoLC)61303095
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Branigan
ISBN: 9780203954218 0203954211
OCLC Number: 124077026
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 424 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Front cover; Contents; Cover and Frontispiece Illustrations; Figures; Preface; Acknowledgments; Terminological Note; Chapter 1: The Life of a Camera; Chapter 2: A Camera-in-the-Text; Chapter 3. What Is a Camera?; Chapter 4. How Frame Lines (and Film Theory) Figure; Chapter 5. When Is a Camera?; Notes; Works Cited; Index; Back cover.
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In Projecting a Camera, film theorist Edward Branigan offers a groundbreaking approach to understanding film theory. Why, for example, does a camera move? What does a camera "know"? (And when does it know it?) What is the camera's relation to the subject during long static shots? What happens when the screen is blank? Through a wide-ranging engagement with Wittgenstein and theorists of film, he offers one of the most fully developed understandings of the ways in which the camera operates in film. With its thorough grounding in the philosophy of spectatorship and narrative, Projecting a Camer.

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