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The Reality of Film: Theories of Filmic Reality

Richard Rushton


In formulating a notion of filmic reality, this book offers a novel way of understanding our relationship with cinema. It argues that cinema need not be understood in terms of its capacities to refer to, reproduce or represent reality, but should be understood in terms of the kinds of realities it has the ability to create. The book investigates filmic reality by way of six key film theorists: André Bazin, Christian Metz, Stanley Cavell, Gilles Deleuze, Slavoj Žižek and Jacques Rancière. In doing so, it provides comprehensive introductions to each of these thinkers, while also debunking many m ... More

Keywords: filmic reality, cinema, film theorists, André Bazin, Christian Metz, Stanley Cavell, Gilles Deleuze, Slavoj Žižek, Jacques Rancière

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780719082689
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719082689.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Rushton, author