Publisher: Scolar Pr; First Edition edition (March 1991)
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This choice of essays, written among 1970 and 1985, lines the author's pondering from a formalist place to his current preoccupation with the social, ideological and pedagogical dimensions of the movie. There are essays on many of the vintage auteurs reminiscent of Eisenstein, Dreyer, Lang, L'Herbier and Porter, the silent Soviet cinema, the parallels among primitive cinema and a few of the avant-gardes, and at the functioning of archetypal sub-text as exemplified in Lang's first Mabuse. There also are articles at the problems with language within the political propoganda movie, at the auto-reflexive agit-prop thoughts of omit Mend (Barnett and Ozep, 1926), and at the family members among the japanese cinema and the classical movie language of the West.