Christian Metz avec Film Language: Semiotics of the Cinema
A pioneer in the field, Christian Metz applies insights of structural linguistics to the language of film". The semiology of film . . . can be held to date from the publication in 1964 of the famous essay by Christian Metz, 'Le cinema: langue ou langage' -Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, Times Literary Supplement "Modern film theory begins with Metz". -Constance Penley, coeditor of Camera Obscura "Any consideration of semiology in relation to the particular field signifying practice of film passes inevitably through a reference to the work of Christian Metz. . . . The first book to be written in this field, [Film Language] is important not merely because of this primacy but also because of the issues it raises . . . issues that have become crucial to the contemporary argument". -Stephen Heath, Screen
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A pioneer in the field, Christian Metz applies insights of structural linguistics to the language of film.