Preface and acknowledgements; 1. The cognitive turn in film theory; 2. The body on screen and in frame: film and cognitive semantics; 3. Not what is seen through the window but the window itself: reflexivity, enunciation and film; 4. The institutional context: a semio-pragmatic approach to fiction and documentary film; 5. All in the mind? The cognitive status of film grammar; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography of works cited; Index.
"Students ans scholars of film at all levels will profit from having this study available in English for the first time. In writing his volume, Buckland drew on cognitive semantic theory of Michel Colin, Francesco Casetti and Christian Metz's theories of film enunciation, Roger Odin's cognitve-pragmatic film and Noam Chomsky's transformational generative grammar, thereby producing a study that will be beyond the average undergraduate. Libraries serving undergraduates will want to consider Mitry's book." Choice