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Realist Film Theory and Cinema

The Nineteenth-Century Lukacsian and Intuitionist Realist Traditions

by Ian Aitken

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Published by Manchester University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Film theory & criticism,
  • Realism,
  • Film Theory,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • Cinema/Film: Book,
  • Film & Video - History & Criticism,
  • Performing Arts / Film / History & Criticism,
  • History - General,
  • 1889-1966,
  • 1898-1972,
  • Grierson, John,,
  • Kracauer, Siegfried,,
  • Realism in motion pictures

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7860045M
    ISBN 100719070007
    ISBN 109780719070006

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Realism for Bazin was both the essence of cinema—its ontology—and a rhetoric whose keys were simplicity, purity, and transparency. Intwo years after Bazin's death, Kracauer continued and radicalized Bazin's project in his book Theory of Film: The Redemption of Physical Reality. Like Bazin, Kracauer argued that of all the arts, film.

This book embraces studies of cinematic realism and nineteenth-century tradition; the realist film theories of Lukács, Grierson, Bazin and Kracauer; and the relationship of realist film theory to the general field of film theory and philosophy. It attempts a rigorous and systematic application of realist film theory to the analysis of particular films, suggesting new ways Author: Ian Aitken.

Realist film theory and cinema' embraces studies of cinematic realism and 19th century tradition, the realist film theories of Lukács, Grierson, Bazin and Kracauer, and the relationship of realist film theory to the general field of film theory and philosophy.

This is the first book to attempt a rigorous and systematic application of realist film theory to the. It attempts a rigorous and systematic application of realist film theory to the analysis of particular films, suggesting new ways forward for a new series of studies in cinematic realism, and for a new form of film theory based on realism.

The book stresses the importance of the question of realism both in Realist Film Theory and Cinema book studies and in contemporary by: This is the first book to attempt a rigorous and systematic application of realist film theory to the analysis of particular films.

The book suggests new ways forward for a new series of studies in cinematic realism, and for a new form of film theory based on realism.

A critical re-examination of four major realist film theorists. From the s to the emergence of structuralism and post-structuralism in the s, the writings of John Grierson, Siegfried Kracauer, André Bazin and Georg Lukács dominated realist film theory.

In terms of the distinction outlined in the previous chapter of this book, one might ordinarily think that André Bazin’s position in the history of film theory is set. He is a realist and that means, quite simply, that his understanding of cinema is predicated on.

Realist film theory and cinema The nineteenth-century Lukácsian and intuitionist realist traditions The book concludes with a perspective on Stone’s ‘brand’ as not just an auteur and commercially viable independent filmmaker but as an activist arguing for a very distinct kind of American exceptionalism that seeks a positive role for.

Realist Film Theory and Cinema: The Nineteenth-Century Lukácsian and Intuitionist Realist Traditions (Manchester University Press, ), grants him almost half of the book, including Lukács’ interpretation of Hegel and the theory he derives from it, an.

In the s, social realist films became critically and commercially successful and benefitted from the fact that television was only a feature in some middle-class households – people flocked to the cinema to see films Realist Film Theory and Cinema book Billy Liar (), Cosh Boy (), Room at the Top (), This Sporting Life (), Saturday Night and Sunday Morning () and Kathy Come Home ().

Book Description: A critical re-examination of four major realist film theorists. From the s to the emergence of structuralism and post-structuralism in the s, the writings of John Grierson, Siegfried Kracauer, André Bazin and Georg Lukács dominated realist film theory.

Buy Realist Film Theory and Cinema: The Nineteenth-Century LukaCsian and Intuitionist Realist Traditions by Aitken, Ian (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Author by: Ian Aitken Languange: en Publisher by: Indiana University Press Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 14 Total Download: File Size: 48,6 Mb Description: European Film Theory and Cinema explores the major film theories and movements within European cinema since the early original and critically astute study, it considers film theory.

European Film Theory and Cinema: A Critical Introduction explores the major film theories and cinema movements within European cinema from the s onwards. The content of the book is organised around two major traditions which dominate European film theory and cinema: the 'intuitionist modernist and realist' tradition and the 'post-Saussurian' tradition.

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(Summer ), `Kracauer and Surrealism’, Screen, 2, pp. Realism and film: discursive formations 2. Realist moments: representation and reality 3.

Realism and genre: realising fantasy 4. The epic of everyday: notes towards a continuum 5. Discerning viewers: cognitive theory and identification Part Two 6. Revisioning history: realism and politics 7. Space, place and identity: re-viewing social.

the Two Ideologies of film theory. REALISM: Siegfried Kracauer. Film literally photographs reality. Impossible for film to be a "pure" expression of the artist's intentions. More on Realism. FORMALISM- Film is indeed art and not reproduction of reality. Unlike realist theorists, "formalist film theorists believe that the art of cinema is.

Feminist film theory is a film criticism derived from feminist politics and feminist theory. The best way to summarize Feminist Film Theory is this: Most movies are made by men and controlled by men. Therefore, cinema as a whole has been created through the lens of the “ male gaze ” and thus forced roles and stereotypes onto women that may.

Any attempt to think through the implications of Speculative Realism for film and film theory would have to come to terms, at some point, with the work of the great French critic André Bazin, since cinematic realism is most typically evoked in conjunction with his writings on cinema in the s and s.

‘Realist film theory and cinema’ embraces studies of cinematic realism and 19th century tradition, the realist film theories of Lukács, Grierson, Bazin and Kracauer, and the relationship of realist film theory to the general field of film theory and philosophy.

This is the first book to attempt a rigorous and systematic application of Cited by: 3. Siegfried Kracauer – born February 8 th, – was a landmark film theorist, who inreleased his expansive book on film, Theory of Film. The book outlines and explores cinema as, “The Redemption of Physical Reality,” as described in the book’s subtitle.

Kracauer, like Andre Bazin, was interested in viewing cinema from a realist. Comprehensive and unique in covering all major realist film theorists including Grierson, Kracauer, Bazin and Lukacs, and in linking these 20th-century traditions to themes and characteristics of 19th-century realism in literature and painting The first book to attempt a rigorous and systematic application of realist film theory to the analysis.

Book description: Subjective Realist Cinema looks at the fragmented narratives and multiple realities of a wide range of films that depict subjective experience and employ “subjective realist” narration, including recent examples such as Mulholland Drive, Memento, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

The. This groundbreaking study engages with the theoretical aspects of realism--a long neglected area in film studies.

It contributes to an understanding of how popular films use realist forms to address contentious social and political issues such as social exclusion, war, and violence. Focusing on key moments in film history the authors examine the uses of realism in national Reviews: 1.

Formalism emphases aesthetics and style over reality. Formalist films have focus on technical elements of a film, such as the lighting of a shot, the colors in a shot and how a scene is shot. Formalist films will focus more on ideas, conveying emotions and feelings as well as having more fantastical stories.

These films. Get this from a library. Realist film theory and cinema: the nineteenth-century Lukácsian and intuitionist realist traditions. [Ian Aitken] -- Ian Aitken attempts a rigorous and systematic application of realist film theory to the analysis of particular films.

He provides a comparative analysis of the theories of Grierson Bazin and. On the Art of the Cinema (Korean: 영화예술론; MR: Yŏnghwa yesul ron; lit. Film Art Theory) is a treatise by the North Korean leader Kim is considered the most authoritative work on North Korean filmmaking.

The book sets forth several original theories, which can be applied to the practices of filmmaking, the arts, and beyond. Realism And The Cinema book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The books reflects a certain tendencies of realist film from Hollywood to Italian neo realism to British documentary films covering whole gamut of theory to asthetics.

flag Like see review. Bill rated it really liked it 4/5. Feminist film theory criticizes classical cinema for its stereotyped representation of women. Its aim is to adequately represent female subjectivity and female desire on the silver screen.

What Movies Show: Realism, Perception and Truth in Film Abstract Film-viewing is a unique aesthetic experience, and it seems to possess a unique sort of tension.

On the one hand, a film’s story seems to just be there before us: we’re directly presented with sights and sounds and can. Before cinema studies was established as an academic enterprise there existed already a fair pile of theoretical writing on cinema. Hugo Münsterberg, Béla Balász and Rudolf Arnheim were the most prominent; however, the protagonists of Soviet montage film, Eisenstein and Kuleshov, also contributed substantially to early theoretical reflection on the nature of cinema and its [ ].

Added to this theory by Laura Mulvey's now-classic essay, "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema" [Mulvey, ], was the feminist claim that men and women are differentially positioned by cinema: men as subjects identifying with agents who drive the film's narrative forward, women as objects for masculine desire and fetishistic gazing.

Siegfried Kracauer’s realist film theory incorporates a number of concepts and philosophical approaches. Among the key conceptual formulations is Jewish Messianism and among the key philosophical approaches is phenomenology.

Kracauer first started to apply such concepts and approaches to cinema during the period in which he lived as an author, journalist and critic in. Subjective Realist Cinema looks at the fragmented narratives and multiple realities of a wide range of films that depict subjective experience and employ "subjective realist" narration, including recent examples such as Mulholland Drive, Memento, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

The author proposes that an understanding of the narrative structures of these. Film and Phenomenology is intended as an antidote to all hitherto existing theories about the nature of cinematic representation, whether issuing from classic sources such as the film theory of Andre Bazin or the post-structuralist synthesis of Lacanian psychoanalysis, Barthesian textual analysis and Metzean cine-semiotics.

In his essay “Two Types of Film Theory” Henderson discusses the choice representatives of the formalist and realist camps, Eisenstein and Bazin.

One of the conclusions he arrives at is that both theories, albeit drastically different, are in the general sense, ‘incomplete’ theories of the sequence. European Film Theory and Cinema: A Critical Introductionexplores the major film theories and cinema movements within European cinema from the s onwards.

The content of the book is organised around two major traditions which dominate European film theory and cinema: the 'intuitionist modernist and realist' tradition and the 'post-Saussurian.

Your film, your world, your rules. Realism is favored everywhere in today's film world. Even as we march headfirst into an endless parade of comic book movies and sci-fi spinoffs, the popular choice somehow remains to leave the shooting style grounded in reality.

'The issue of realism is a fundamental conceptual question for film as well as for audiovisual media in general, and this collection is a very major and timely contribution that re-assesses the impetus to realism in cinema and the form and style of realism in contemporary film in the context of the digital, of multi-platform viewing, and world cinema.

World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism is a highly original study. Traditional views of cinematic realism usually draw on the so-called classical cinema and its allegiance to narrative mimesis, but Nagib challenges this, drawing instead on the filmmaker's commitment to truth and to the film medium's material bond with the real.

In the first half of the twentieth century, film theorists developed competing concepts of soul in the cinema. According to Sarah Cooper, the concept of soul was employed to assess the psychological aspects of film and film spectatorship; to argue for cinematic specificity, film’s moral dimensions, its evocations of an inner life of persons and [ ].

Traditionally, film theory before has been labeled “formalist” or “modernist,” in contrast to the post–World War II “realist” film theories of André Bazin and Siegfried Kracauer (AndrewBordwell ).

This is because film theorists before by and large highlighted cinema’s formal attributes in praising its. Film theory no longer gets top billing or plays a starring role in film studies today, as critics proclaim that theory is dead and we are living in a post-theory moment.

While theory may be out of the limelight, it remains an essential key to understanding the full complexity of cinema, one that should not be so easily discounted or discarded.