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The Aesthetics and Psychology of the Cinema

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..". a fresh, compelling, essential work of film theory. Recommended for all libraries." --Choice

"[Jean Mitry] is the Aristotle of film." --R.D. MacCann

"This text marks a watershed in film theory. Mitry sums up the first fifty years of theoretical writings on the cinema..." --Richard Abel

"The rediscovery of Mitry could change the parameters of film teaching, breaking down
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Paperback, 424 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Indiana University Press (first published 1990)
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Jun 14, 2007 Madelyn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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The general preference for realism in any art form is so crippling. The significance of the early experimental films can't simply be written off, as Mitry attempts to do. I was very put-off by Mitry's pedantic style as well. I do, however, appreciate his general history of film.
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Jean Mitry (7 November 1907, Soissons, Aisne – 18 January 1988, La Garenne-Colombes) was a French film theorist, critic and filmmaker, co-founder of France's first film society and later of the Cinémathèque Française in 1938.

The first lecturer of film aesthetics in France, Mitry was one of the first intellectuals responsible for, in the words of Dudley Andrew, "taking film studies out of the era o
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