The Subject of Cinema
5.5 x 8.5 inches, 259pp. 1990
ISBN : 9788170460565
Rs 150.00 (PB)
In an attempt to catch up with current thinking about the film image and the subject which creates it or apprehends it, Gaston Roberge defines film theory and discusses its basics before giving a lucid account of the shift from an idealist mode of thinking to a materialist one which occurred around the mid-sixties as part of a larga influence of three main intellectual currents—structuralism, Marxism and feminism; and three main disciplines—semiotics, psychoanalysis and linguistics. While opening up the entire area of thinking, he offers a close study and explication of the ideas of Bazin, Eisenstein, Mitry and Metz; and illustrative analyses of several film classics approached in terms of the new methodologies.
Gaston Roberge teaches Mass Communication and Film Studies at St Xavier’s College, Calcutta. He has written more than 15 books including Communication Cinema Development which received the National Award at the 46th International Film Festival of India 1998.