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New Developments in Film Theory

  • Authors
  • Addresses exciting new ways of thinking about film not tackled by existing texts
    Organised around engaging topics, such as love, terror, the gaze, the body, passion and revenge
    Covers theoretical perspectives as diverse as feminism, psychoanalysis, philosophy, semiotics and cultural theory
    A vast range of films are cited as examples to illustrate critical concepts and arguments, supported by a filmography containing brief synopses at the back of the book
    Contains a glossary of key terms and concepts

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Patrick Fuery
    Pages 1-5
  3. Patrick Fuery
    Pages 92-108
  4. Patrick Fuery
    Pages 109-136
  5. Patrick Fuery
    Pages 137-157
  6. Patrick Fuery
    Pages 158-174
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 175-211

About this book


This book examines some of the most significant recent developments in film and critical theory. The book is divided into four sections, each dealing with established and alternative critical concepts and approaches. These four are: The Gaze and Subjectivity; Film and Discourse; Film and Culture; Film and Meaning. Each of these topics is explored using concepts from post-structuralism and postmodernism, working towards the idea that the relationship between film studies and critical theory is a vital and diverse interplay of rich and exciting ideas.


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About the authors

PATRICK FUERY is Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex. The author of Theories of Desire (Melbourne University Press, 1995) and co-author of Cultural Studies and the New Humanities (Oxford University Press, 1997). He has taught film studies and cultural theory at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in New Zealand (Otago University), the UK (Essex University and Royal Holloway College) and Australia (Macquarie University, Curtin University, University of Melbourne and Murdoch University).

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