Film theory seeks to develop concise, systematic concepts that apply to the study of film/cinema as art.
Classical film theory provides a structural framework to address classical issues of techniques, narrativity, diegesis, cinematic codes, "the image", genre, subjectivity, and authorship. More recent analysis has given rise to psychoanalytical film theory, structuralist film theory, feminist film theory and others.
Contributed by: Mohinder Pal Singh
Date: March 15, 2010