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Christian Metz and film semiology – dynamics within and on the edges of the ‘model’ : an introduction


Tröhler, Margrit (2018). Christian Metz and film semiology – dynamics within and on the edges of the ‘model’ : an introduction. In: Tröhler, Margrit; Kirsten, Guido. Christian Metz and the codes of cinema : film semiology and beyond. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 15-66.

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This chapter aims to introduce readers to the semiological film theory of Christian Metz. First, it presents the premises of film semiology and gives a broad outline of its three phases, in which Metz confronts cinema with concepts from linguistics, psychoanalysis, and the notion of enunciation. The accent is then put on Metz’s initial meta-theoretical gesture and on the methodical self-reflection that characterizes his writing throughout. The final section considers the edges of his ‘model’ and shows how its underlying conditions function as prerequisites for the ‘cinematic institution’ that Metz is interested in.

Abstract

This chapter aims to introduce readers to the semiological film theory of Christian Metz. First, it presents the premises of film semiology and gives a broad outline of its three phases, in which Metz confronts cinema with concepts from linguistics, psychoanalysis, and the notion of enunciation. The accent is then put on Metz’s initial meta-theoretical gesture and on the methodical self-reflection that characterizes his writing throughout. The final section considers the edges of his ‘model’ and shows how its underlying conditions function as prerequisites for the ‘cinematic institution’ that Metz is interested in.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Cinema Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
900 History
Language:English
Date:2018
Deposited On:16 Jan 2019 16:45
Last Modified:11 Aug 2021 18:31
Publisher:Amsterdam University Press
Series Name:Film Theory in Media History
ISSN:2405-9757
ISBN:978-90-8964-892-1
Additional Information:DOI wohl erst Open Access zugänglich ab 1.3.2020; übersetzt von Susie Trenka.
OA Status:Green
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Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.5117/9789089648921/CH01
Related URLs:https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-161993
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