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Film books: 2 GoogleBook reviews

The Material Image: Arts and the Real in Film


Brigitte Peucker

Intro. begins straight away with wiki:kracauer‘s Theory of Film: The Redemption of Physical Reality (1960). Benjamin, Michael Fried on Courbet’s realism, Plato’s cave, rapidly follow by pages 5/6. This introduction is 16 pages, with all but the last page GoogleBooked. Malhereusement.

Chapter 1 of Siegfried Kracauer: An Introduction by Gertrud Koch.

The Salaried Masses By Siegfried Kracauer is GoogleBooked as well. It is of film interest because he also tackled the roots of nazism through a study of film in the Weimar Republic in From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the German Film.

Siegfried Kracauer: An Introduction by Gertrud Koch

German Essays on Film
Edited by Richard W. McCormick and Alison Guenther-Pal

The Historical Film: History and Memory in Media
Edited by Marcia Landy

Projecting a Camera: Language-Games in Film Theory


Edward Branigan

December 23, 2008 Posted by | film analysis, film directors, film theory, film [its techniques] | , | Leave a comment