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Expressionism in the Cinema (Hardcover)
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One of the most visually striking traditions in cinema, for too long Expressionism has been a neglected critical category of research in film history and aesthetics. The fifteen essays in this anthology remedies this by revisiting key German films likeThe Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) and Nosferatu (1922), and also provide original critical research into more obscure titles likeNerven (1919) and The Phantom Carriage (1921), films that were produced in the silent and early sound era in countries ranging from France, Sweden and Hungary, to the United States and Mexico.An innovative and wide-ranging collection, Expressionism in Cinema re-canonizes the classical Expressionist aesthetic, extending the critical and historical discussion beyond pre-existing scholarship into comparative and interdisciplinary areas of film research that reach across national boundaries.
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Film + Video / Reference, Film + Video / History + Criticism
Series Title: Traditions in World Cinema
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Street Date: March 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-7577
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