The World in a Frame: What We See in Films, 25th Anniversary Edition

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University of Chicago Press, 1 Απρ 2002 - 274 σελίδες
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Now a classic, The World in a Frame covers the history of popular American films from the 1930s to the 1970s. Leo Braudy, one of America's leading film critics, gives an account of the histories of visual style and film genres, as ell as techniques of characterization—all in an evolving cultural context. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition includes a new preface addressing developments in film since 1976.
  

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Movies in Mind
1
Varieties of Visual Coherence
20
A Short History of the Visible
24
The Continuous Muse
33
The Shaping Eye and the Recalcitrant Object
37
The Open and the Closed
44
Frame and Context
51
Connecting the Visible
65
Musicals and the Energy from Within
139
Truffaut Godard and the Genre Film as Selfconscious Art
163
Film and Society in the 1970s
169
Acting and Characterization The Aesthetics of Omission
182
Stage vs Screen
191
Roleplaying and Typecasting
201
The Metaphysic of the Body
212
Actors and Objects
218

Gods in the Film
69
The Theme of the Object
76
Factgatherer and Factcreator
83
New Forms in the 1950s and 1960s
94
Genre The Conventions of Connection
104
Selfconsciousness and Story
114
Enclosed Society and Open Spaces
117
Westerns and the Myth of the Past
124
Films and Human Nature
225
The Double
226
The Theatrical Character
235
European and American Films of the 1960s and 1970s
250
INDEX OF FILMS
260
GENERAL INDEX
266
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Leo Braudy is the University Professor and the Bing Professor of English at the University of Southern California. He is the author, most recently, of The Frenzy of Renown: Fame and Its History, second edition and coeditor of Film Theory and Criticism: Introductory Readings, fifth edition.

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