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Author Carroll, Noël, 1947-

Title Interpreting the moving image / Noël Carroll.

Published Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  791.43 CARR    DUE 09-09-19
Physical description xviii, 370 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in film.
Cambridge studies in film.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-358) and index.
Contents Foreword: Through Carroll's Looking Glass of Criticism / Tom Gunning -- 1. The Cabinet of Dr. Kracauer -- 2. Entr'acte, Paris and Dada -- 3. The Gold Rush -- 4. Keaton: Film Acting as Action -- 5. Buster Keaton, The General, and Visible Intelligibility -- 6. For God and Country -- 7. Lang, Pabst, and Sound -- 8. Notes on Dreyer's Vampyr -- 9. King Kong: Ape and Essence -- 10. Becky Sharp Takes Over -- 11. Interpreting Citizen Kane -- 12. The Moral Ecology of Melodrama: The Family Plot and Magnificent Obsession -- 13. Mind, Medium, and Metaphor in Harry Smith's Heaven and Earth Magic -- 14. Welles and Kafka -- 15. Nothing But a Man and The Cool World -- 16. Identity and Difference: From Ritual Symbolism to Condensation in Anger's Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome -- 17. Text of Light -- 18. Joan Jonas: Making the Image Visible -- 19. Introduction to Journeys from Berlin/1971 -- 20. The Future of Allusion: Hollywood in the Seventies (and Beyond) -- 21. Back to Basics.
22. Amy Taubin's Bag -- 23. Herzog, Presence, and Paradox -- 24. Film in the Age of Postmodernism.
Summary Interpreting the Moving Image is a collection of essays by one of the most astute critics of cinema at work today. This volume provides a close analysis of major films of both the narrative and the avant-garde traditions. Written in accessible and engaging language, it also serves as a guide to such classics as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Citizen Kane, as well as the art of cinema in the postmodern era.
Subject Motion pictures.
ISBN 0521589703 (paperback)
0521580390 (hc)