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The Resource The promise of cinema : German film theory, 1907--1933, edited by Anton Kaes, Nicholas Baer, and Michael Cowan

The promise of cinema : German film theory, 1907--1933, edited by Anton Kaes, Nicholas Baer, and Michael Cowan

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The promise of cinema : German film theory, 1907--1933
Title
The promise of cinema
Title remainder
German film theory, 1907--1933
Statement of responsibility
edited by Anton Kaes, Nicholas Baer, and Michael Cowan
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Rich in implications for our present era of media change, The Promise of Cinema offers a compelling new vision of film theory. The volume conceives of "theory" not as a fixed body of canonical texts, but as a dynamic set of reflections on the very idea of cinema and the possibilities once associated with it. Unearthing more than 275 early-twentieth-century German texts, this ground-breaking documentation leads readers into a world that was striving to assimilate modernity's most powerful new medium. We encounter lesser-known essays by Béla Balázs, Walter Benjamin, and Siegfried Kracauer alongside interventions from the realms of aesthetics, education, industry, politics, science, and technology. The book also features programmatic writings from the Weimar avant-garde and from directors such as Fritz Lang and F.W. Murnau. Nearly all documents appear in English for the first time; each is meticulously introduced and annotated. The most comprehensive collection of German writings on film published to date, The Promise of Cinema is an essential resource for students and scholars of film and media, critical theory, and European culture and history."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TOH
Dewey number
791.430943
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.G3
LC item number
P765 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Weimar and now
  • German Cultural Criticism
Series volume
49
Label
The promise of cinema : German film theory, 1907--1933, edited by Anton Kaes, Nicholas Baer, and Michael Cowan
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 613-638) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Section one. Transformations of experience. The new sensorium ; The world in motion ; The time machine ; The magic of the body ; Spectatorship and sites of exhibition ; An art for the times -- Section two: Film culture and politics. Moral panic and reform ; Image wars ; The specter of Hollywood ; Cinephilia and the cult of stars ; The mobilization of the masses ; Chiffres of modernity -- Section three: Configurations of a medium. The expressionist turn ; Avant-garde and industry ; The aesthetics of silent film ; Film as knowledge and persuasion ; Sound waves ; Technology and the future of the past
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xv, 682 pages
Isbn
9780520219076
Lccn
2015049570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930776685
Label
The promise of cinema : German film theory, 1907--1933, edited by Anton Kaes, Nicholas Baer, and Michael Cowan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 613-638) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Section one. Transformations of experience. The new sensorium ; The world in motion ; The time machine ; The magic of the body ; Spectatorship and sites of exhibition ; An art for the times -- Section two: Film culture and politics. Moral panic and reform ; Image wars ; The specter of Hollywood ; Cinephilia and the cult of stars ; The mobilization of the masses ; Chiffres of modernity -- Section three: Configurations of a medium. The expressionist turn ; Avant-garde and industry ; The aesthetics of silent film ; Film as knowledge and persuasion ; Sound waves ; Technology and the future of the past
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xv, 682 pages
Isbn
9780520219076
Lccn
2015049570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930776685

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