The promise of cinema : German film theory, 1907--1933 /

"Rich in implications for our present era of media change, The Promise of Cinema offers a compelling new vision of film theory. The volume conceives of "theory" not as a fixed body of canonical texts, but as a dynamic set of reflections on the very idea of cinema and the possibilities...

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Other Authors: Kaes, Anton (Editor), Baer, Nicholas, 1985- (Editor), Cowan, Michael J., 1971- (Editor)
Format: Book
Published: Oakland : University of California Press, [2016]
Series:Weimar and now ; 49.
Table of Contents:
  • Section one. Transformations of experience. The new sensorium ; The world in motion ; The time machine ; The magic of the body ; Spectatorship and sites of exhibition ; An art for the times
  • Section two: Film culture and politics. Moral panic and reform ; Image wars ; The specter of Hollywood ; Cinephilia and the cult of stars ; The mobilization of the masses ; Chiffres of modernity
  • Section three: Configurations of a medium. The expressionist turn ; Avant-garde and industry ; The aesthetics of silent film ; Film as knowledge and persuasion ; Sound waves ; Technology and the future of the past.