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Bordwell juvenilia but still recognisably Bordwellian. Apparently Bordwell is slightly embarrassed of this and it's not hard to guess why. Undigested academia, French language quotations deliberately left untranslated (remarkably obnoxious) and an unintegrated appendix (and not a single frame enlargement) all probably leave him cringing. Which is a pity. Even left untouched it's still probably the best work on French Impressionist Cinema, and if reworked in line with his study of the equally ...more