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The world viewed : reflections on the ontology of film

Author: Stanley Cavell
Publisher: Cambridge (Massachusetts) : Harvard University Press, 1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Enl. edView all editions and formats

Stanley Cavell looks closely at America's most popular art and our perceptions of it. His explorations of Hollywood's stars, directors, and most famous films-as well as his fresh look at Godard,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Cavell
ISBN: 0674961978 9780674961975 067496196X 9780674961968
OCLC Number: 851085184
Notes: Indice.
Description: xxv, 253 p. ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword to the Enlarged Edition Preface 1. An Autobiography of Companions 2. Sights and Sounds 3. Photograph and Screen 4. Audience, Actor, and Star 5. Types; Cycles as Genres 6. Ideas of Origin 7. Baudelaire and the Myths of Film 8. The Military Man and the Woman 9. The Dandy 10. End of the Myths 11. The Medium and Media of Film 12. The World as Mortal: Absolute Age and Youth 13. The World as a Whole: Color 14. Automatism 15. Excursus: Some Modernist Painting 16. Exhibition and Self-Reference 17. The Camera's Implication 18. Assertions in Techniques 19. The Acknowledgment of Silence More of The World Viewed Notes Index
Responsibility: Stanley Cavell.


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