PART I: SEXUAL DIFFERENCE, FILM SPECTATORSHIP AND THE TEXT.
Introduction to Part I.
1. Sexual Difference, Melodrama and Film Theory.
2. The Sexual-Difference Spectator in Weimar Cinema.
3. Film Theory and the Visual Body.
PART II: THE EARLY FILM SPECTATOR.
Introduction to Part II.
4. Perception and Early Film.
5. Early Film Spectatorship.
PART III: AUDIENCES, STARS AND AESTHETICS.
Introduction to Part III.
6. Cultural Studies, Ethnography and the ‘Real’ Film Spectator.
7. Stars and Melodrama.
8. Film Aesthetics and Cultural Re-Memory.
- Provides a clear and wide-ranging introduction to different debates and traditions of viewing cinema.
- Jan Campbell offers a comprehensive account of the different theoretical perspectives on film and cinema spectatorship, situating these in their cultural and historical contexts.
- Among the perspectives covered are those of feminism, modernism and cultural studies, with chapters dedicated to important topics such as early film, stars and film aesthetics.