An exploration of the major film theories and cinema movements within European cinema from the 1920s onwards. The content of the book is organized around the twin paradigms of realism and modernism, and covers areas of European cinema such as Soviet montage cinema, French impressionism, German expressionism, Italian neo-realism, the French and German new waves, and issues around realism and modernism within contemporary cinema. The book also covers the film theories of Eisenstein, Bazin and Kracauer, and theoretical debates over structuralism and post-structuralism. Case studies are included, along with bibliographical and filmographical information.
European Film Theory and Cinema
Edinburgh University Press
A Critical Introduction