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Cinematic Realism: Lukács, Kracauer and Theories of the Filmic Real

Ian Aitken


This book explores the subject of cinematic realism through a long Introduction which covers general notions related to cinematic realism, and then through close analysis of book chapters written by Siegfried Kracauer and Georg Lukács. The theories of Edmund Husserl and Henri Bergson are also covered. The long Introduction attempts to set out a model of cinematic realism based on a philosophical realist and ‘externalist’ position. This is followed by an introductory chapter on Bergson, which serves as a foundation for the following four chapters, which cover the work of Lukács. The same struct ... More

Keywords: Film, Realism, Kracauer, Lukács, Bergson, Husserl

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474441346
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441346.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Aitken, author
Hong Kong Baptist University