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A Paul Rotha reader

Author: Paul Rotha; Duncan J Petrie; Robert Kruger
Publisher: Exeter : University of Exeter Press, 1999.
Series: Exeter studies in film history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Rotha's theorizing makes a significant contribution to the development of early film theory; it encapsulates the broad shifts in theoretical discourse from a concentration on film form shared with the likes of Pudovkin, Eisenstein and Arnheim, to an engagement with film's relationship to reality, a position associated with Bazin and Kracauer." "The book contains substantial contributions by two editors, covering  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Motion pictures
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Rotha, Paul, 1907-1984.
Paul Rotha reader.
Exeter : University of Exeter Press, 1999
(OCoLC)606087192
Online version:
Rotha, Paul, 1907-1984.
Paul Rotha reader.
Exeter : University of Exeter Press, 1999
(OCoLC)606278336
Named Person: Paul Rotha; Paul Rotha; Paul Rotha
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Rotha; Duncan J Petrie; Robert Kruger
ISBN: 0859896269 9780859896269
OCLC Number: 42445713
Description: xi, 292 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: CONTEXTS: --
The early years / Robert Kruger. --
Paul Rotha and the documentary film / Robert Kruger. --
Paul Rotha and film theory / Duncan Petrie. --
--
ROTHA'S WRITING: --
I. The art of the film: theory and criticism / the editors. --
The development of the film as a means of expression (1930). --
Production --
off the studio floor (1929). --
Rhythm --
and its creation (1929). --
The magnificence of Fairbanks (1930). --
City Lights (1931). --
Earth (1931). --
Pabst (i967). --
Some principles of documentary (1935). --
Films of fact and fiction (1938). --
Neo-realism: Bicycle Thieves (1950). --
Umberto D (1955). --
--
II. Cinema and Britain: culture and industry / the editors. --
The 'unusual' film movement (1940). --
Repertory film movement (1931). --
A museum for the cinema (1930). --
The British film (1930). --
Korda (1933 Interview) --
(1956 Interview) --
The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933). --
The government and the film industry (1945) --
A plan for British films (1949). --
The problem of the short film (1966). --
--
III. Film practice / the editors. --
The technique of the art director (1928). --
The art director and the film script (1930). --
Making Contact 1932-33 (1973). --
Presenting the world to the world (1956).
Series Title: Exeter studies in film history.
Responsibility: edited by Duncan Petrie and Robert Kruger.
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Paul Rotha was one of the major figures of the British Documentary Movement, second only to John Grierson. He was also a prolific writer. This volume brings together an edited collection of some of  Read more...

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