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Framing Film
Cinema and the Visual Arts
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ISBN 9781841505077
Paperback 176 pages
Published August 2012
Imprint: Intellect

Edited by Steven Allen  and Laura Hubner
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In Framing Film, film studies experts Steven Allen and Laura Hubner draw on a selection of historically and culturally diverse texts to explore the intricate relationships between cinema and the visual arts. Broad in scope, the volume considers a range of visual arts media, including posters, paintings, photography, comic books, and production design. By examining these various forms of media, Allen and Hubner emphasize the ability of visual arts to frame the spectator’s experience of cinema. Among the films and artists considered in this thought-provoking interdisciplinary volume are selections from both the high- and low-brow aspects of culture.

'It is the painterly skill that goes into the cinematic imagery which has allowed movies to become a part of our cultural and social consciousness; if you wish to learn more about the topic then look no further.' – Trevor Hogg: Flickering Myth

'In sum, this erudite essay collection will reward a close reading by any who take cinema to heart, whether as dedicated academics or earnest cineastes. Many of the contributors are the sort one wishes one could go with to the movies, as their creativity, insight, and faith in the potentialities and possibilities of film would undoubtedly enhance post-viewing conversation. Time spent as a reader in their company can forever change one’s moviegoing takeaways, as they heighten attention to framing, the art of selecting “both what to display and to mask, and concomitantly, what to imagine”.' – Arthur Shostak, The European Legacy

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