Aesthetic evaluation and film /

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Author / Creator:Klevan, Andrew, author.
Imprint:Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018.
Description:x, 242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Subject:Motion pictures -- Aesthetics.
Motion pictures -- Evaluation.
Motion pictures -- Aesthetics.
Motion pictures -- Evaluation.
Format: Print Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages [220]-234) and index.
Filmography: pages 235-236.
Summary:This book provides an in-depth, holistic examination of evaluative aesthetics and criticism as they apply to film. Organised around the explanation of key concepts, it illuminates connections between the work of philosophers, theorists and critics, and demonstrates the evaluation of form through the close analysis of film sequences. The book advocates that aesthetic evaluation should be flexibly informed by a cluster of concerns including medium, convention, prominence, pattern and relation; and rather than privileging a particular theory or film style, it models a type of approach, attention, process and discourse.--
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • part 1. What is evaluative aesthetics? The origin and definition of aesthetics
  • The aesthetic attitude
  • Aesthetics taste
  • Sensory immediacy
  • Aesthetic pleasure
  • Seeking agreement
  • Imagination
  • Aesthetic appreciation
  • Form and style
  • Aesthetic qualities
  • Specificity
  • part 2. What is aesthetic criticism? Evaluation
  • Understanding and interpretation
  • Perception
  • Experience
  • Particularity and responsiveness
  • Description and analysis
  • Close reading
  • Comparison, category, and context
  • Intention, achievement, and skill
  • Evaluative criteria
  • Reasons, argument, and objectivity
  • Subjectivity, contingency, and the relational
  • part 3. The aesthetic evaluatio nof film. Medium
  • Constraint
  • Convention
  • Choice of expectation
  • Encouraging perceptual activity
  • Prominence
  • Pattern
  • Relation
  • A note on pedgagogy
  • Bibliography
  • Filmography
  • Index.