• Author: Frampton, Daniel
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 9781904764854
  • eISBN Pdf: 9780231850100
  • Place of publication:  New York , United States
  • Year of digital publication: 2006
  • Month: December
  • Language: English

Filmosophy is a provocative new manifesto for a radically philosophical way of understanding cinema. It coalesces twentieth-century ideas of film as thought (from Hugo Münsterberg to Gilles Deleuze) into a practical theory of "film-thinking," arguing that film style conveys poetic ideas through a constant dramatic "intent" about the characters, spaces, and events of film. Discussing contemporary filmmakers such as Béla Tarr and the Dardenne brothers, this timely contribution to the study of film and philosophy will provoke debate among audiences and filmmakers alike.

FILMOSOPHY ® is a registered U.S. trademark owned by Valentin Stoilov ( for educational services in the field of motion picture history theory and production. Mr. Stoilov is not the source or origin of this book and has not sponsored or endorsed it or its author.

  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
    • 1. Film Minds
    • 2. Film-Beings
    • 3. Film Phenomenology
    • 4. Film Neominds
    • 5. Filmind
    • 6. Fiilm Narration
    • 7. Film-Thinking
    • 8. Filmgoer
    • 9. Film Writing
    • 10. Filmosophy
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index


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