Film Production Theory

SUNY Press
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Integrates contemporary film theory into the teaching of film production, presenting alternatives to the standard Hollywood model of filmmaking.

Most serious film books during the last twenty years have focused on theoretical issues, film history, or film analyses, leaving production to the side. This text, however, appropriate for film production courses, fills that void, opening the production process to pertinent, argumentative notions and incorporating material from Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and Derrida, among others. Although Geuens covers screenwriting, lighting, staging, and framing, among other production issues, he avoids the strictly vocational or "professional" approach to film teaching currently applied to most production courses.

Geuens reevaluates what cinema could be, to revive its full powers and attend to the mystery of the creative process. To counter Hollywood's normative machinery, he suggests taking back from the professionals important notions they have arrogated for themselves but rarely act upon: artistry, passion, and engagement.

Jean-Pierre Geuens teaches film in Los Angeles.
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Jean-Pierre Geuens teaches film in Los Angeles.

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Publisher
SUNY Press
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Published on
Mar 31, 2000
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Pages
322
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ISBN
9780791492833
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Language
English
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Genres
Performing Arts / Film / Direction & Production
Performing Arts / Film / History & Criticism
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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