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date: 15 December 2019

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This article analyzes the theoretical and methodological assumptions which influenced ecocritical writings on film. It evaluates the most pragmatically useful theoretical framework for eco-film criticism and examines the strengths and weaknesses of the different theories and methods that have been employed by ecocritics working in film studies. It considers eco-film criticism and ideological analysis within the psycho-semiotic paradigm and the cognitivist film theory. This article also discusses some potential future developments in eco-film criticism.

Keywords: eco-film criticism, ecocritical writings, film theory, film studies, ideological analysis, psycho-semiotic paradigm, cognitivist film theory

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