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 once...

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Other Authors: Kaes, Anton (Editor), Baer, Nicholas, 1985- (Editor), Cowan, Michael J., 1971- (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oakland : University of California Press, 2016.
Series:Weimar and now.
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Summary: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 once associated with it. Unearthing more than 275 early-twentieth-century German texts, this ground-breaking documentation leads readers into a world that was striving to assimilate modernity's most powerful new medium. We encounter lesser-known essays by Béla Balázs, Walter Benjamin, and Siegfried Kracauer alongs.
Physical Description:1 online resource
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780520962439
0520962435
0520219074
9780520219076