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Independent Filmmaking Around the Globe
Independent Filmmaking Around the Globe
Edited by Doris Baltruschat and Mary P. Erickson

With chapters on under-explored cinemas as well as traditional centres, Independent Filmmaking around the Globe explores how contemporary independent filmmaking increasingly defines the global cinema of our time.

Published Apr 2015
John Fawcett's Ginger Snaps
John Fawcett's Ginger Snaps
By Ernest Mathijs

Few studies of Canadian cinema to date have engaged deeply with genre cinema and its connection to Canadian culture. Ernest Mathijs does just that in this volume, which traces the inception, production, and reception of Canada’s internationally renowned horror film, Ginger Snaps (2000).

Published Aug 2013
Film Narratology
Film Narratology
Peter Verstraten

In Film Narratology, Peter W.J. Verstraten makes film narratives his primary focus, while noting the unexplored and essentially different narrative effects that film can produce with mise-en-scène, cinematography, and editing.

Published Oct 2009
From Plato to Lumière: Narration and Monstration in Literature and Cinema
From Plato to Lumière: Narration and Monstration in Literature and Cinema

André Gaudreault

Translated by Timothy Barnard

With this lucid translation of Du litteraire au filmique, André Gaudreault's highly influential and original study of film narratology is now accessible to English-language audiences for the first time.

Published Mar 2009
Cinema and Semiotic: Peirce and Film Aesthetics, Narration, and Representation
Cinema and Semiotic: Peirce and Film Aesthetics, Narration, and Representation
By Johannes Ehrat

Based on Peirce's Semiotic and Pragmatism, Ehrat offers a novel approach to cinematic meaning in three central areas: narrative enunciation, cinematic world appropriation, and cinematic perception.

Published Mar 2005