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Interpreting the Moving Image

Interpreting the Moving Image


Part of Cambridge Studies in Film

  • Date Published: August 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521589703

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  • Interpreting the Moving Image is a collection of essays by one of the most astute critics of cinema at work today. This volume provides a close analysis of major films of both the narrative and the avant-garde traditions. Written in accessible and engaging language, it also serves as a guide to such classics as The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and Citizen Kane, as well as the art of cinema in the post-modern era.

    • Can be used in introductory film history courses as a supplement to a film history textbook
    • Carroll is one of the pre-eminent film critics of our time
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    • Date Published: August 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521589703
    • length: 392 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.542kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    'Through Carroll's Looking Glass of Criticism' Tom Gunning
    1. The cabinet of Dr. Kracauer
    2. Entr'acte, Paris and Dada
    3. The Gold Rush
    4. Keaton: film acting as action
    5. Buster Keaton, The General and visible intelligibility
    6. For God and Country
    7. Lang, Pabst and Sound
    8. Notes on Dreyer's Vampyr
    9. King Kong: ape and essence
    10. Becky Sharp takes over
    11. Interpreting Citizen Kane
    12. Mind, medium and metaphor in Harry Smith's Heaven and Earth Magic
    13. Welles and Kafka
    14. Nothing But A Man and The Cool World
    15. Identity and difference: from ritual symbolisim to condensation in Anger's Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
    16. Text of Light
    17. Joan Jonas: making the image visible
    18. Introduction to Journeys from Berlin/1971
    19. The future of allusion: Hollywood in the seventies (and Beyond)
    20. Back to basics
    21. Amy Taubin's bag
    22. Herzog, presence and paradox
    23. Film in the age of postmodernism.

  • Author

    Noel Carroll, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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