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Overview


Now a classic, The World in a Frame covers the history of popular American films from the 1930s to the 1970s. Leo Braudy, one of America's leading film critics, gives an account of the histories of visual style and film genres, as ell as techniques of characterization—all in an evolving cultural context. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition includes a new preface addressing developments in film since 1976.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226071565
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 25
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Leo Braudy is the University Professor and the Bing Professor of English at the University of Southern California. He is the author, most recently, of The Frenzy of Renown: Fame and Its History, second edition and coeditor of Film Theory and Criticism: Introductory Readings, fifth edition.
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Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION Movies in Mind

SECTION ONE Varieties of Visual Coherence

SECTION TWO Genre: The Conventions of Connection

SECTION THREE Acting and Characterization:
The Aesthetics of Omission

INDEX OF FILMS

GENERAL INDEX

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