Critical Visions in Film Theory is a new book for a new generation, embracing groundbreaking approaches in the field without ignoring the history of classical film theory.
The study of film theory has changed dramatically over the past 30 years with innovative ways of looking at classic debates in areas like film form, genre, and authorship, as well as exciting new conversations on such topics as race, gender and sexuality, and new media.
Until now, no film theory anthology has stepped forward to represent this broader, more inclusive perspective. Critical Visions also provides the best guidance for students, giving them the context and the tools they need to critically engage with theory and apply it to their film experiences.
Critical Visions in Film has all the most significant articles in the history of film theory, from Plato to new media. This is sometimes used as a textbook for class, and is a fascinating read without much fluff. The selections have great balance and the authors guide the reader without limiting his or her interpretation.