Film, Form and Phantasy

Adrian Stokes and Film Aesthetics

  • Michael O’Pray

Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series (LDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Representation, Expression and Phantasy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael O’Pray
      Pages 27-49
    3. Michael O’Pray
      Pages 50-71
  3. Adrian Stokes: Carving and Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Michael O’Pray
      Pages 75-91
    3. Michael O’Pray
      Pages 92-103
  4. Montage and Realism in Film

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Michael O’Pray
      Pages 137-156
    3. Michael O’Pray
      Pages 157-173
    4. Michael O’Pray
      Pages 174-184
    5. Michael O’Pray
      Pages 185-212
    6. Michael O’Pray
      Pages 213-214
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 215-252

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the ideas of the neglected English aesthetician and art historian, Adrian Stokes. Stokes's Kleinian-based concepts of carving and modelling are analysed in relation to film, arguing that they replace the traditional notions of realism and montage in film theory and provide a set of aesthetics which encompasses mainstream and 'art' cinema. This Kleinian psychoanalytic approach is offered to the films of Eisenstein, Rossellini, Hitchcock and others.

Keywords

aesthetics Alfred Hitchcock Analyse cinema film Interpretation John Ford realism Tradition

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael O’Pray
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Architecture and the Visual ArtsUniversity of East LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230535770
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-38982-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-53577-0
  • About this book