Film language; a semiotics of the cinema.


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A pioneer in the field, Christian Metz applies insights of structural linguistics to the language of film. "The semiology of film . . . can be held to date from the publication in 1964 of the famous essay by Christian Metz, 'Le cinema: langue ou langage?'"-Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, Times Literary Supplement "Modern film theory begins with Metz."-Constance Penley, coeditor of Camera Obscura "Any consideration of semiology in relation to the particular field signifying practice of film passes inevitably through a ...

Film Language: A Semiotics of the Cinema 1990, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226521305

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Film Language: A Semiotics of the Cinema 1974, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195017625