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The Major Realist Film Theorists
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The Major Realist Film Theorists: A Critical Anthology

Ian Aitken

Abstract

This book explores the ideas of four ‘major realist film theorists’: John Grierson, André Bazin, Georg Lukács and Siegfried Kracauer. Each of these figures has three chapters each devoted to themselves. In addition, an extensive introduction of some 18,000 words, written by Ian Aitken, provides a general over view of the subject of cinematic realism, and attempts to develop a new model of cinematic realism in relation to various philosophical positions. In this critical anthology – the first collection to address the work of these four theorists in one volume – a wide range of international sc ... More

Keywords: Cinematic Realism, Kracauer, Bazin, Lukács, Grierson, Aitken

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474402217
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402217.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Aitken, editor
Hong Kong Baptist University

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