Interpreting the Moving Image

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Interpreting the Moving Image is a collection of essays by one of the most astute critics of cinema at work today. This volume provides a close analysis of major films of both the narrative and the avant-garde traditions. Written in accessible and enaging language, it also serves as a guide to such classics as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Citizen Kane, as well as the art of cinema in the postmodern era.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521589703
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Series: Cambridge Studies in Film Series
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Forward; 'Through Carroll's Looking Glass of Criticism' Tom Gunning; Introduction; 1. The cabinet of Dr. Kracauer; 2. Entr'acte, Paris and Dada; 3. The Gold Rush; 4. Keaton: film acting as action; 5. Buster Keaton, The General and visible intelligibility; 6. For God and Country; 7. Lang, Pabst and Sound; 8. Notes on Dreyer's Vampyr; 9. King Kong: ape and essence; 10. Becky Sharp takes over; 11. Interpreting Citizen Kane; 12. Mind, medium and metaphor in Harry Smith's Heaven and Earth Magic; 13. Welles and Kafka; 14. Nothing But A Man and The Cool World; 15. Identity and difference: from ritual symbolisim to condensation in Anger's Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome; 16. Text of Light; 17. Joan Jonas: making the image visible; 18. Introduction to Journeys from Berlin/1971; 19. The future of allusion: Hollywood in the seventies (and Beyond); 20. Back to basics; 21. Amy Taubin's bag; 22. Herzog, presence and paradox; 23. Film in the age of postmodernism.

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