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Metaphor and Film (Paperback)

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In Metaphor and Film, Trevor Whittock demonstrates that feature films are permeated by metaphors that were consciously introduced by directors. An examination of cinematic metaphor forces us to reconsider the nature of metaphor itself, and the ways by which such visual imagery can be recognised and understood, as well as interpreted. Metaphor and Film identifies the principal forms of cinematic metaphor, and also provides an analysis of the mental operations that one must bring to it. Recent developments in cognitive psychology, especially those relating to the nature and formation of categories, are called upon to explain these processes. Metaphor and Film ranges widely over film theory as it does over philosophical, literary, linguistic, and psychological accounts of metaphor. Particularly useful to those studying film, literature, and aesthetics, this study is also a provocative contribution to an important debate in which film theorists and philosophers are currently engaged. *Author: Whittock, Trevor *Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Film *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 188 *Publication Date: 2009/04/01 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.00 x 6.00 x 0.43 inches

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521108560
SKU 210667341
Format Paperback
ISBN10 052110856X
Release Date 4/1/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0188
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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