Critical Writing Index

Whither Film Studies (in a Post-Film Studies World)

by Rick Altman

Cinema Journal, Fall 2009, v. 49, no. 1, pp. 131-135

In the early days of cinema, both the film artists and film theorists worked hard on making the cinema independent from its "neighboring" disciplines - particularly photography and theatre. Today, the opposite is happening -- the film studies are accepting a wide array of cultural phenomenons into its theoretical discourse. Rick Altman tries to redefine the specificity of film, especially its related theoretical framework.

ITEM 2009.125 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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