Acknowledgements Introduction: The Written Matter of a Cinematic Grammar 1. Models 2. Technology 3. Spectators Conclusion: Film Theory as Practice Bibliography Index
Felicity Colman is reader in screen media at the Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. She is the author of Deleuze and Cinema: The Film Concepts (2011) and the editor of Film, Theory and Philosophy: The Key Thinkers (2009).
Succint yet detailed, comprehensive, engaging and entertaining, this volume astutely charts the importance and continuing relevance of theory for film studies. It is also polemical and original insofar as it debunks a range of misconceptions relating to film theory, while also offering insights into challenging new theoretical domains. -- Richard Rushton, Lancaster University In her concise but also unconventional account Colman challenges readers, refusing to shy away from film theory's complexity or from deliberate provocation... Refreshing... Impressive... New Review of Film and Television