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256 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719070006


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Realist Film Theory and Cinema

The Nineteenth-century Lukácsian and Intuitionist Realist Traditions

Ian Aitken

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Attempts to establish a new paradigm of film theory around realism, and challenges some of the major contemporary positions in the field
  • Proposes a new approach to film studies based on the development of a new category of realist film research
  • The first book to attempt a comparative analysis of the theories of Grierson, Bazin and Kracauer, and also throws new light on Lukács theory of realism, making a clear and novel distinction between his literary and cinematic theories of realism
  • The first book to attempt a rigorous and systematic application of realist film theory to the analysis of particular films
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