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Jean Epstein's Invention of Cinepoetry

Christophe Wall-Romana

in Cinepoetry: Imaginary Cinemas in French Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245482
eISBN:
9780823252527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245482.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter addresses the early experimental and theoretical works of Jean Epstein (1897-1953) who later became an influential silent era filmmaker. In Today's Poetry, a New Mindset (1921), Bonjour ... More


The Social Architecture of French Cinema, 1929–1939

Margaret C. Flinn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380338
eISBN:
9781781381571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380338.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

From the fleetingly captured street scenes of the city symphony, to the meticulously reconstructed studio city of musical comedies; from the propagandistic Popular Front documentaries about ... More


Breton's Surrealism, or How to Sublimate Cinepoetry

Christophe Wall-Romana

in Cinepoetry: Imaginary Cinemas in French Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245482
eISBN:
9780823252527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245482.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The theoretician and leader of Surrealism, André Breton, was a much deeper cinephile than he has represented. This chapter argues that Breton took over Apollinaire's Surrealism by purging its ... More


The Crowd As New Monumentality During the Popular Front

Margaret C. Flinn

in The Social Architecture of French Cinema, 1929–1939

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380338
eISBN:
9781781381571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380338.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter addresses the spectacular and massive nature of the architecture of the films themselves—that is to say, the way in which the crowd functions metaphorically as a building block of social ... More


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