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Major Film Theories: An Introduction

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Both a history of film theory and an introduction to the work of the most important writers in the field, Andrew's volume reveals the bases of thought of such major theorists as Munsterberg, Arnheim, Eisenstein, Balazs, Kracauer, Bazin, Mitry, and Metz.
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Published April 15th 1976 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1975)
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Nilo  Begi
بهترین کتاب ممکن البته که من هنوز "فیلم به عنوان فیلم" و "تئوری های اساسی سینما" رو نخوندم اما با نگاه اجمالی ای که بهشون داشتم به نظر میاد که با این کتاب تفاوت دارن. این تئوری های اساسی فیلم به نظریه های سینمایی تا دوران معاصر می پردازه. نظریه ها، مشخصه ها و بنیان گذارهاشون. اگه فیلم هایی که به عنوان مثال آورده می شه رو دیده باشین لذت وافری می برین از این تحلیل پلان به پلان یا سکانس به سکانس. سرفصل های کتاب به نحوی انتخاب شدن که بشه به راحتی فهمیدشون و قدم به قدم با نگارنده پیش رفت؛ با نظریه ها ...more
Provides brief, elucidating summaries of most of the major film theorists from Munsterberg through the early '70s (Metz, et al). Particularly helpful is that the book does a good job of taking the stances of the theorists and placing them besides the ideas of the others so you can see where everyone stood (mostly in terms of realism vs. formalism, but there is only so much that can be covered in such a brief look). Clearly this doesn't cover everything or everyone, but for what it is, it's a hel ...more
Jason Coffman
A great, surprisingly accessible introduction to film theory. I'm sure this is a standard for film schoolers, but for the most part it doesn't really read like a textbook. Andrew breaks down major theories into sensible, manageable components and conveys their content intelligently.
Hari Shankar
from munsterberg to Agel ..this book has all the film theories .. Dudley andrews book is like atteinding a lecture. Great read. Changes one's view of cinema completely forever.
Part of the cannon if you want to be a film buff.
Jun 01, 2011 John added it  ·  review of another edition
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A useful, if somewhat dry, overview.
Nima Kohandani
کتاب خوب و مفیدی بود. تقریبا نظریه های اصلی و نظریه پردازا رو معرفی و بررسی کرده بود. هرچند احساس میکردم بعضی جاهاش یکم فهمیدنش سخته که مشکل احتمالا از ترجمه بوده. مثلا کشته مرده فارسی سازی فید این و فیداوتش شدم رسما! :-d
Fernanda Ottoni
Excelente fonte para compreensão de algumas das mais importantes teorias do cinema. O autor não apenas descreve as principais linhas de pensamento de teóricos fundamentais, como também complementa a informação com análises próprias e comparativos entre as visões destes teóricos. Inquestionavelmente substancial para quem busca se aprofundar na compreensão do cinema.
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