Hugo Munsterberg on Film: The Photoplay: A Psychological Study and Other Writings / Edition 1

Hugo Munsterberg on Film: The Photoplay: A Psychological Study and Other Writings / Edition 1

by Hugo Munsterberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415937078

ISBN-13: 9780415937078

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Hugo Münsterberg's The Photoplay (1916) is one of the first and most important early works of film theory. Münsterberg's work on the emerging art of cinema remains a key document for film scholars, but it has long been out of print. In this new edition, Allan Langdale provides a critical introduction to the seminal text and collects numerous hard-to-find

Overview

Hugo Münsterberg's The Photoplay (1916) is one of the first and most important early works of film theory. Münsterberg's work on the emerging art of cinema remains a key document for film scholars, but it has long been out of print. In this new edition, Allan Langdale provides a critical introduction to the seminal text and collects numerous hard-to-find writings on film by Münsterberg.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415937078
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsv
Editor's Introduction: S(t)imulation of Mind: The Film Theory of Hugo Munsterberg1
Introduction
1The Outer Development of the Moving Pictures45
2The Inner Development of the Moving Pictures54
Part IThe Psychology of the Photoplay
3Depth and Movement64
4Attention79
5Memory and Imagination89
6Emotions99
Part IIThe Aesthetics of the Photoplay
7The Purpose of Art109
8The Means of the Various Arts120
9The Means of the Photoplay128
10The Demands of the Photoplay139
11The Function of the Photoplay151
Additional Writings and Texts
Margaret Munsterberg on The Photoplay165
Why We Go to the Movies171
Peril to Childhood in the Movies191
Interview with Hugo Munsterberg201
Speech on the Paramount Pictographs204
Index207

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