Theory of Film: The Redemption of Physical Reality

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Princeton University Press, 1997 - Performing Arts - 364 pages
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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.


  

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User Review  - Rebecca Timberlake - Goodreads

Yet another book for my film class, so I only read about 2/3, but it was good. It was dense at times, and I had to re-read some things just to make sure I understood, but overall I liked the writing style. Read full review

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User Review  - Blair - Goodreads

I personally feel that this is the bridge between the early onslaught of Nazi propagandism and the regime that followed. Kracauer is a visionary. His sense for where film belonged among popular culture is very valuable for understanding what happened during wartime Germany. Read full review

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Kracauer was one of Germany's leading cultural commentators and essayists.

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