New Criticism Film Theory

film theories from this article: Research Film Theory

What is it?Known as close reading for English students
Emerged in the 20th century
Alternate way of approaching literary text
Looks at purpose and meaning beyond intended
How does it work?Watching film closely forces viewers to familiarize themselves with techniques
Looks at content and formal elements of film
How filmmakers present narratives and themes through the cinematography
ExamplesMad Men with the characters