Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 July 2008

160 Pages | 15 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195320978

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Doubting Vision

Film and the Revelationist Tradition

Malcolm Turvey

  • Offers a detailed account of the film theories of Jean Epstein, Dziga Vertov, Bela Balazs, and Siegfried Kracauer
  • Presupposing no prior knowledge, the book provides an overview of each theory discussed in addition to analyses of films and filmmaking techniques influenced by these theories
  • Written in a clear, accessible style which avoids jargon
  • Covers the revelationist tradition from its inception in the 1920s all the way through to its contemporary manifestations in the work of Gilles Deleuze, contrasting it with the modernist and realist traditions
  • Uncovers the sources of the theorists and filmmakers' skepticism in the historical contexts in which they worked

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