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Christian Metz and the Codes of Cinema

Film Semiology and Beyond

Margrit Tröhler Guido Kirsten Nico Baumbach Raymond Bellour Dominique Blüher Alain Boillat Francesco Casetti Elena Dagrada Mary Doane André Gaudreault

484 pages
Amsterdam University Press
A pioneering figure in film studies, Christian Metz proposed countless new concepts for reflecting on cinema, rooted in his phenomenological structuralism. He also played a key role in establishing film studies as a scholarly discipline, making major contributions to its institutionalisation in universities worldwide. This book brings together a stellar roster of contributors to present a close analysis of Metz's writings, their theoretical and epistemological positions, and their ongoing influence today.
Author Bio
Margrit Tröhler is a professor in the Department of Film Studies at the University of Zurich. Guido Kirsten is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University.