Theory of Film: The Redemption of Physical Reality

Theory of Film: The Redemption of Physical Reality

by Siegfried Kracauer, Princeton Univ Pr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691037043

ISBN-13: 9780691037042

Pub. Date: 11/24/1997

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Siegfried Kracauer's classic study, originally published in 1960, explores the distinctive qualities of the cinematic medium. The book takes its place alongside works in classical film theory by such figures as Béla Balázs, Rudolf Arnheim, and André Bazin, among others, and has met with much critical dispute. In this new edition, Miriam Bratu

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Siegfried Kracauer's classic study, originally published in 1960, explores the distinctive qualities of the cinematic medium. The book takes its place alongside works in classical film theory by such figures as Béla Balázs, Rudolf Arnheim, and André Bazin, among others, and has met with much critical dispute. In this new edition, Miriam Bratu Hansen, examining the book in the context of Kracauer's extensive film criticism from the 1920s, provides a framework for appreciating the significance of Theory of Film for contemporary film theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691037042
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
11/24/1997
Series:
Film Studies
Edition description:
With a New introduction by Miriam Bratu Hansen
Pages:
488
Sales rank:
776,221
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 7.99(h) x 1.16(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Photography3
2Basic Concepts27
3The Establishment of Physical Existence41
4Inherent Affinities60
5History and Fantasy77
6Remarks on the Actor93
7Dialogue and Sound102
8Music133
9The Spectator157
10Experimental film175
11The Film of Fact193
12The Theatrical Story215
13Interlude: Film and Novel232
14The Found Story and the Episode245
15Matters of Content262
16Film in Our Time285
Notes313
Bibliography339
Index351

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