European Film Theory and Cinema: A Critical Introduction

By Ian Aitken

European movie concept and Cinema explores the foremost movie theories and events inside of eu cinema because the early 1900s. An unique and severely astute examine, it considers movie thought in the context of the highbrow weather of the final centuries. Ian Aitkin focuses rather at the significant traditions that dominate eu movie concept and cinema: the "intuitionist modernist and realist" culture and the "post-Saussurian" culture. the 1st originates in a philosophical lineage that encompasses German idealist philosophy, romanticism, phenomenology, and the Frankfurt university. Early intuitionist modernist movie tradition and later theories and practices of cinematic realism are proven to be a part of one non-stop culture. The post-Saussurian culture contains semiotics, structuralism, and post-structuralism.

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