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Realist film theory and cinema : the nineteenth-century Lukácsian and intuitionist realist traditions

Author: Ian Aitken; Manchester University Press,
Publisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2019. ©2006.
Series: Manchester Film Studies
Edition/Format:   Downloadable article : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Realist film theory and cinema' embraces studies of cinematic realism and 19th century tradition, the realist film theories of Lukács, Grierson, Bazin and Kracauer, and the relationship of realist film theory to the general field of film theory and philosophy. This is the first book to attempt a rigorous and systematic application of realist film theory to the analysis of particular films.The book suggests new  Read more...
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Aitken, Ian.
Realist film theory and cinema: the nineteenth-century Lukácsian and intuitionist realist traditions
Manchester, UK. : Manchester University Press, 2006
Named Person: John Grierson; Siegfried Kracauer; André Bazin; György Lukács; György Lukács; Siegfried Kracauer; John Grierson; André Bazin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Article, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Aitken; Manchester University Press,
ISBN: 9781526141743 1526141744 9781847796172 1847796176
OCLC Number: 1149149900
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Made available via: manchesterhive.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2019. Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
Target Audience: Scholars and advanced students of film studies, literary studies, media studies, cultural studies and philosophy.
Description: 1 online resource (246 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Details: Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat or other PDF reader (latest version recommended), Internet Explorer or other browser (latest version recommended).
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Dedication --
Introduction --
1. From the 'true style' to the 'art-form of the bourgeoisie': the origins, characteristics, and theoretical foundation of the nineteenth-century French realist, and naturalist tradition --
2. La Bête humaine, the evolution of French cinematic realism and naturalism 1902-38, and the influence of the nineteenth-century tradition --
3. 'The adequate presentation of the complete human personality', Lukács and the nineteenth-century realist tradition --
4. From the historical cinema of democratic humanism to the film Novelle: Lukácsian cinematic realism in Danton (1990) and Senso (1954) --
5. 'And what about the spiritual life itself?', distraction, transcendence and redemption: the intuitionist realist tradition in the work of John Grierson, André Bazin and Siegfried Kracauer --
6. Transcendental illusion and the scope for realism: cinematic realism, philosophical realism and film theory --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Manchester Film Studies
Responsibility: Ian Aitken.

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This book suggests ways forward for a new series of studies in cinematic realism, and for a new form of film theory based on realism, stressing the importance of the question of realism, both in film  Read more...

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