Realist Film Theory and Cinema: The Nineteenth-Century by Ian Aitken

By Ian Aitken

This can be the 1st publication to try a rigorous and systematic software of realist movie idea to the research of specific movies. Ian Aitken embraces reviews of cinematic realism and nineteenth century culture, the realist movie theories of Lukács, Grierson, Bazin and Kracauer, and the connection of realist movie conception to the overall box of movie concept and philosophy.

The ebook indicates new methods ahead for a brand new sequence of reviews in cinematic realism, and for a brand new type of movie idea according to realism. It stresses the significance of the query of realism either in movie reports and in modern existence.

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By Ian Aitken

This can be the 1st publication to try a rigorous and systematic software of realist movie idea to the research of specific movies. Ian Aitken embraces reviews of cinematic realism and nineteenth century culture, the realist movie theories of Lukács, Grierson, Bazin and Kracauer, and the connection of realist movie conception to the overall box of movie concept and philosophy.

The ebook indicates new methods ahead for a brand new sequence of reviews in cinematic realism, and for a brand new type of movie idea according to realism. It stresses the significance of the query of realism either in movie reports and in modern existence.

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Lacambre, Genevieve, ‘Towards an Emerging Definition of Naturalism in French Nineteenth-century Painting’, in Weisberg, Gabriel P. ), The European Realist Tradition (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University press, 1982), p. 235. Ibid. Becker, p. 95. Lacambre, in Weisberg, p. 235. , p. 239. Becker, p. 109. , p. 100. Auerbach, Erich, Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1953), p. 556. Bezucha, Robert, ‘Being Realistic About Realism: Art and the Social History of Nineteenth-Century France’, in Weisberg, p.

At one level, it appears anachronistic that a movement such as naturalism, which had lost much of its cultural pre-eminence by the time that the cinema appeared, should have had the influence on the new medium that it did. The naturalist movement began to fragment as early as the 1880s, as members of the original inner circle such as Guy de Maupassant distanced themselves from the movement’s core premises. The movement was also surpassed by more subjectivist artistic movements, such as symbolism, as well as by the later, more affirmative, pantheistic naturisme associated with novelists such as Maurice Leblond.

P. 21. Hemmings, p. 44–7. Balzac, Honoré de, from the foreword (1841) to La Comédie humaine, quoted in Larkin, p. 35. Larkin, p. 51. , p. 40, quoting Balzac, from the ‘Introduction’ to La Consine Bette. Becker, p. 14. , Naturalism: The Critical Idiom (London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1971), p. 22. Larkin, p. 130. , pp. 128–30. Hemmings, p. 186. 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 The nineteenth-century tradition 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 27 Furst and Skrine, p.

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