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Screening modernism : European art cinema, 1950-1980

Author: András Bálint Kovács
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2007.
Series: Cinema and modernity.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Casting fresh light on the renowned productions of auteurs like Antonioni, Fellini, and Bresson and drawing out from the shadows a range of important but lesser-known works, Screening Modernism is the first comprehensive study of European art cinema?s postwar heyday. Spanning from the 1950s to the 1970s, András Bálint Kovács?s encyclopedic work argues that cinematic modernism was not a unified movement with a  Read more...
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Kovács, András Bálint.
Screening modernism.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007013782
(OCoLC)122973708
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: András Bálint Kovács
ISBN: 9780226451664 0226451666
OCLC Number: 309784057
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 428 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Theorizing modernism --
Theories of the classical/modern distinction in the cinema --
Modern art cinema: style or movement? --
Narration in modern cinema --
Genre in modern cinema --
Patterns of modern forms --
Styles modernism --
Naturalist styles --
Ornamental styles --
Theatrical systems --
Modern cinema trends --
Critical reflexivity of the birth of the auteur --
The return of the theatrical --
The destabilization of the fabula --
An alternative to the classical form: noerealism and modernism --
The romantic period, 1959-1961 --
Established modernism, 1962-1966 --
The year 1966 --
Political modernism, 1967-1975 --
"The death of the auteur" --
Appendix: A chronology of modern cinema --
Selected bibliography --
Index of names and movie titles.
Series Title: Cinema and modernity.
Responsibility: András Bálint Kovács.

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