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A House Made of Light: Essays on the Art of Film

(Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series)

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When the lights go down and the film starts to roll, we give ourselves over to the magic of movies. But as George Toles observes, what we experience in this house of light may strike closer to home than we imagine.

In eleven essays, Toles combines aesthetic inquiry with a psychology of spectatorship to illuminate the dialogue between sentiment and irony that unf
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Wayne State University Press (first published August 2001)
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