In this Book

summary
Blending unconventional film theory with nontraditional psychology to provide a radically different set of critical methods and propositions about cinema, Moving Image Theory: Ecological Considerations looks at film through its communication properties rather than its social or political implications. Drawing on the tenets of James J. Gibson’s ecological theory of visual perception, the fifteen essays and forty-one illustrations gathered here by editors Joseph D. Anderson and Barbara Fisher Anderson offer a new understanding of how moving images are seen and understood.
 
Focusing on a more straightforward perception of the world and cinema in an attempt to move film theory closer to reality, Moving Image Theory proposes that we should first understand how cinema communicates information about the representation of the three-dimensional world through properties of image and sound.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. p. 1
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-7
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xii
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Preliminary Considerations
  2. pp. 1-6
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Part One. Information Available in Moving Images
  2. pp. 7-8
  1. 1. Perceiving Scenes in Film and in the World
  2. pp. 9-27
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 2. The Value of Oriented Geometry for Ecological Psychology and Moving Image Art
  2. pp. 28-48
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Part Two. Perception of Simulated Human Motion
  2. pp. 49-51
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 3. Creating Realistic Motion
  2. pp. 52-60
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 4. Perceiving Human Motion in Synthesized Images
  2. pp. 61-66
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Part Three. Acoustic Events
  2. pp. 67-69
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 5. Background Tracks in Recent Cinema
  2. pp. 70-78
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 6. Acoustic Specification of Object Properties
  2. pp. 79-104
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Part Four. Information in Facial Expression
  2. pp. 105-106
  1. 7. Three Views of Facial Expression and Its Understandingin the Cinema
  2. pp. 107-127
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 8. Facial Motion as a Cue to Identity
  2. pp. 128-148
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Part Five. Coupling of Perception and Emotion
  2. pp. 149-151
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 9. Film Lighting and Mood
  2. pp. 152-163
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 10. Cinematic Creation of Emotion
  2. pp. 164-180
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Part Six. Appeals of Reality-Based Moving Images
  2. pp. 181-182
  1. 11. Documentary’s Peculiar Appeals
  2. pp. 183-199
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 12. Reality Programming: Evolutionary Models of Film and Television Viewership
  2. pp. 200-214
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Part Seven. Events, Symbols, and Metaphors
  2. pp. 215-216
  1. 13. Through Alice’s Glass: The Creation and Perception of Other Worlds in Movies, Pictures, and Virtual Reality
  2. pp. 217-227
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 14. Metaphors in Movies
  2. pp. 228-244
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 245-248
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Index
  2. pp. 249-253
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Back Cover
  2. p. 269
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents

Additional Information

ISBN
9780809387571
Related ISBN
9780809327461
MARC Record
OCLC
607500279
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-07
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.