What Cinema Is!
September 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Prologue: The Target of Film Theory.
1 The Camera Searching in the World.
Is a Camera Essential?
The Cahiers Axiom.
Tracing Bazin's Trace.
Images Contested Today.
2 The Editor's Discovery of Form.
Documentaries in the Cauldron of History.
The Cahiers Line.
Pursuing Cinema in the Twenty-First Century.
3 The Projector as Spectator's Searchlight.
The Power of Projection.
Opening the Screen's Dimensions.
Frame as Threshold.
Writing out of the Frame.
4 The Evolution of the Subjects of Cinema.
Modern Film: Between Classic and Avant-Garde.
The Ontogeny of Cinema.
Credits and Auteurs: An Ecology of Adaptation.
Fidelity: The Economy of Adaptation.