The World in a Frame : What We See in Films (ANV)

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The World in a Frame : What We See in Films (ANV)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 274 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780226071565
  • DDC分類 791.43015

基本説明

Covers the history of popular American films form the 1930s to the 1970s. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition includes a new preface addressing developments in film since 1976.

Full Description


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 well 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.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            vii
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction Movies M Mind 1 (19)
Varieties of Visual Coherence 20 (84)
A Short History of the Visible 24 (9)
The Continuous Muse 33 (4)
The Shaping Eye and the Recalcitrant Object 37 (7)
The Open and the Closed 44 (7)
Frame and Context 51 (14)
Magic, Science, and Religion: Connecting 65 (4)
the Visible
Gods in the Film 69 (7)
The Theme of the Object 76 (7)
Fact-gatherer and Fact-creator 83 (11)
Open World and En-closed Story: New Forms 94 (10)
in the 1950s and 1960s
Genre: The Conventions of Connection 104 (78)
Self-consciousness and Story 114 (3)
Enclosed Society and Open Spaces 117 (7)
Westerns and the Myth of the Past 124 (15)
Musicals and the Energy from within 139 (24)
Truffaut, Godard, and the Genre Film as 163 (6)
Self-conscious Art
The Transformation of Genre: Film and 169 (13)
Society in the 1970s
Acting and Characterization: The Aesthetics 182 (78)
of Omission
Acting: Stage vs. Screen 191 (10)
Role-playing and Type-casting 201 (11)
The Metaphysic of the Body 212 (6)
Actors and Objects 218 (7)
Films and Human Nature 225 (1)
The Double 226 (9)
The Theatrical Character 235 (15)
Character and Connection: European and 250 (10)
American Film of the 1960s and 1970s
Index of Films 260 (6)
General Index 266