Philosophy and Film

Course Number: 
HUL 846
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Course Objective

Nature of cinematic representation: Illusion, image, reality. Perception of image: Analytical, cognitive and phenomenological theories, Interpretation of film: meaning, authorship, Intention, Image and emotional response. Film Theories: Classical theories: Eisenstein, Arnheim, Bazin, Pudovkin, Contemporary theories: Semiotics, Psychoanalysis, Marxism, Poststructuralism, Feminism, Auteur theory. Aesthetics of Film: Cinema as art, entertainment and technology, Cinema's relationship with literature and other arts, Cinema and Digital Art, Aesthetics of interactive cinema, Aesthetics of special effects.

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