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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.
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