Christian Metz

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Christian Metz (December 12, 1931 – September 7, 1993) was a French film theorist, best known for pioneering the application of Ferdinand de Saussure's theories of semiology to film.


  • Essais sur la signification au cinéma, 1968, 1973.
    • Film Language: A Semiotics of the Cinema. (English)
  • Langage et Cinéma, 1971.
    • Language and Cinema. (English)
    • Linguagem e cinema, São Paulo: Perspectiva, 1980, PDF. (Brazilian Portuguese)
  • Les Essais sémiotiques, 1977.
  • Le Signifiant imaginaire, 1977.
    • The Imaginary Signifier: Psychoanalysis and the Cinema, 1982, PDF. (English)