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Projecting a camera : language-games in film theory

Author: Edward Branigan
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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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.
Responsibility: Edward Branigan.

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Written by a highly regarded film theorist, this book asks how we understand the work of this cinematic apparatus, and what our assumptions may be about the relation of the camera, to the story, and  Read more...

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