Poetics of Cinema

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Bringing together twenty-five years of work on what he has called the "historical poetics of cinema," David Bordwell presents an extended analysis of a key question for film studies: how are films made, in particular historical contexts, in order to achieve certain effects? For Bordwell, films are made things, existing within historical contexts, and aim to create determinate effects . Beginning with this central thesis, Bordwell works out a full understanding of how films channel and recast cultural influences for ...

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Poetics of Cinema
2007, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415977791

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2007, Routledge, New York, NY

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