Films And Feelings (mit Press)

Films And Feelings (mit Press)
by Raymond Durgnat / / / PDF


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The basic approach in this endeavor at defining an aesthetic of the movies is a conscientious and knowledgeable examination of a great many films of the most diverse origins and style. By drawing analogies to other arts, particularly to music, the author probes the conflict between the medium's function as an art form, and as a purveyor of entertainment. He finds that all movies, at all levels, are expressions of complex emotional and economic stimuli which may communicate before they are understood. The brisk narrative style of these critical insights makes for compelling and enjoyable reading

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