The articles that follow were originally presented at a symposium celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of David Bordwell’s Narration in the Fiction Film. The symposium was the closing plenary session at the Society for the Cognitive Study of the Moving Image’s annual conference at Birbeck, University of London in June 2015. The book richly deserved this tribute. Whether or not one agrees with the view (which I hold) that Narration in the Fiction Film is the most important work of film theory in film studies since the 1960s, it is without a doubt the founding text of the Society for the Cognitive Study of the Moving Image. Much of the work undertaken in this organization on the psychology, aesthetics, theory, and history of the moving image has its origins in this book, and it is, to use a much overused word, seminal.
Malcolm Turvey, Mette Hjort, Julian Hanich and Christopher T. Gonzalez
ELEGY FOR THEORY by D.N. RODOWICK
COGNITIVE MEDIA THEORY by TED NANNICELLI AND PAUL TABERHAM (EDS.)
THE FORMS OF THE AFFECTS by EUGENIE BRINKEMA
MEX-CINÉ: MEXICAN FILMMAKING, PRODUCTION, AND CONSUMPTION IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY by FREDERICK LUIS ALDAMA
Christopher T. Gonzalez