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Screening Modernism : European Art Cinema, 1950-1980.

Author: András Bálint Kovács
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
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 : European Art Cinema, 1950-1980.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: András Bálint Kovács
ISBN: 9780226451664 0226451666 9780226451633 0226451631
OCLC Number: 1058493137
Notes: 17 ESTABLISHED MODERNISM, 1962-1966.
Description: 1 online resource (441 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One: What Is the Modern?; 1 THEORIZING MODERNISM ; Modern; Modernism; Avant-Garde; Cinema and Modernism: The First Encounter; The Institution of the Art Film; Modernist Art Cinema and the Avant-Garde; 2 THEORIES OF THE CLASSICAL/MODERN DISTINCTION IN THE CINEMA ; Style Analysts; Evolutionists; Modern Cinema and Deleuze; Modernism as an Unfinished Project; Part Two: The Forms of Modernism; 3 MODERN ART CINEMA: STYLE OF MOVEMENT? ; 4 NARRATION IN MODERN CINEMA; Classical versus Modernist Art Films; The Alienation of the Abstract Individual. Who Is "the Individual" in Modern Cinema?The Role of Chance; Open-Ended Narrative; Narrative Trajectory Patterns: Linear, Circular, Spiral; 5 GENRE IN MODERN CINEMA; Melodrama and Modernism; Excursus: Sartre and the Philosophy of Nothingness; A Modern Melodrama: Antonioni's Eclipse (1962); Other Genres and Recurrent Plot Elements; Investigation; Wandering/Travel; The Mental Journey; Closed-Situation Drama; Satire/Genre Parody; The Film Essay; 6 PATTERNS OF MODERN FORMS ; Primary Formation: Continuity and Discontinuity; Radical Continuity; Imaginary Time in Last Year at Marienbad. Radical DiscontinuityThe Fragmented Form according to Godard; Serial Form; 7 STYLES MODERNISM; Minimalist Styles; The Bresson Style; Abstract Subjectivity and the "Model"; Bresson and His Followers; Analytical Minimalism: The Antonioni Style; Psychic Landscape?; Continuity; Antonioni and His Followers; Expressive Minimalism; 8 NATURALIST STYLES ; Post-neorealism; Cinéma Vérité; The "New Wave" Style; 9 ORNAMENTAL STYLES; 10 THEATRICAL STYLES; 11 MODERN CINEMA TRENDS ; The Family Tree of Modern Cinema; Part Three: Appearance and Propagationof Modernism (1949-1958). 12 CRITICAL REFLEXIVITY OR THE BIRTH OF THE AUTEURThe Birth of the Auteur; Historical Forms of Reflexivity; The Emergence of Critical Reflexivity: Bergman's Prison; Reflexivity and Abstraction: Modern Cinemaand the Nouveau Roman; 13 THE RETURN OF THE THEATRICAL ; Abstract Drama; 14 THE DESTABILIZATION OF THE FABULA ; Voice-Over Narration; The Dissolution of Classical Narrative: Film Noirand Modernism; Fabula Alternatives: Hitchcock; Alternative Subjective Narration: Rashomon; 15 AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE CLASSICAL FORM: NEOREALISM AND MODERNISM ; The End of Neorealism. Modernism in Story of a Love Affair: NeorealismMeets Film NoirRossellini: The "Neorealist Miracle"; Part Four: The Short Story of Modern Cinema (1959-1975); 16 THE ROMANTIC PERIOD, 1959-1961; Neorealism: The Reference; Eastern Europe: From Socialist Realism toward Neorealism; Heroism versus Modernism; Jerzy Kawalerowicz: The First Modern Polish Auteur; The Year 1959; Forms of Romantic Modernism; Genre and Narration in the Early Years; Sound and Image; Background and Foreground; From Hiroshima to Marienbad: Modernism andthe Cinema of the Elite; The Production System of the "New Cinema."
Series Title: Cinema and modernity.
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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 handful of styles and themes but rather a stunning range of variations on the core principles of modern art. Illustrating how the concepts of modernism and the ava.

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