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Realist Film Theory and Cinema: The Nineteenth-century Lukacsian and Intuitionist Realist Traditions

Ian Aitken

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070006
eISBN:
9781781700884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070006.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book embraces studies of cinematic realism and nineteenth-century tradition; the realist film theories of Lukács, Grierson, Bazin and Kracauer; and the relationship of realist film theory to the ... More


The Mathematical Imagination: On the Origins and Promise of Critical Theory

Matthew Handelman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823283835
eISBN:
9780823286270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823283835.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The Mathematical Imagination is an archaeology of the undeveloped potential of mathematics for critical theory. As Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno first conceived of the critical project in the ... More


Walter Benjamin, Siegfried Kracauer, and Weimar Criticism

Michael W. Jennings

in Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135106
eISBN:
9781400846788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135106.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter offers a careful exposition of themes and debates in Weimar Kulturkritik, or cultural criticism, focusing on its two greatest exemplars, Walter Benjamin and Siegfried Kracauer. At first ... More


Weimar Film Theory

Sabine Hake

in Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135106
eISBN:
9781400846788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135106.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter provides a careful reconstruction of major themes and points of critical tension amongst Béla Balázs, Siegfried Kracauer, and Rudolf Arnheim, the three greatest theorists of film during ... More


The Major Realist Film Theorists: A Critical Anthology

Ian Aitken (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402217
eISBN:
9781474421959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402217.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the ideas of four ‘major realist film theorists’: John Grierson, André Bazin, Georg Lukács and Siegfried Kracauer. Each of these figures has three chapters each devoted to ... More


Film Theory: Creating a Cinematic Grammar

Felicity Colman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169738
eISBN:
9780231850605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169738.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book addresses the core concepts and arguments created or used by academics, critical film theorists, and filmmakers. It references the work of Dudley Andrew, Raymond Bellour, Mary Ann Doane, ... More


Microcritique and the Sublime

James Williams

in The Egalitarian Sublime: A Process Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439114
eISBN:
9781474476942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439114.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter sets out the method for analysing the sublime: microcritique. The method is inspired by microhistory and the work of Carlo Ginzburg, in particular. The chapter presents the problem of ... More


From High Culture to Popular Culture and Film

Jonathan Brant

in Paul Tillich and the Possibility of Revelation through Film

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639342
eISBN:
9780191738098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639342.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This chapter provides a theoretical justification for the application of Tillich’s theology to the medium of film. This work is necessary because Tillich was very much a theologian of high culture ... More


The Rapture of Circulation and Schematicism

Helmut Lethen

in Cool Conduct: The Culture of Distance in Weimar Germany

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520201095
eISBN:
9780520916418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201095.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter states that the crass polarization of Kracauer's sketch reflects the specific coloration of thought in the year 1932. It explains that he imagines the human being as being conceived ... More


‘And what about the spiritual life itself?’, distraction, transcendence and redemption: the intuitionist realist tradition in the work of John Grierson, André Bazin and Siegfried Kracauer

Ian Aitken

in Realist Film Theory and Cinema: The Nineteenth-century Lukacsian and Intuitionist Realist Traditions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070006
eISBN:
9781781700884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070006.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter attempts to define three of the central components of the intuitionist-realist tradition: tradition's conceptualisation of the ‘problem’ of modernity; the proposed ‘solution’ to that ... More


Inhospitable World: Cinema in the Time of the Anthropocene

Jennifer Fay

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190696771
eISBN:
9780190696818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696771.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

Inhospitable World explores the connection between cinema and artificial weather, climates, and even planets in or on which hospitality and survival are at stake. Cinema’s dominant mode of aesthetic ... More


A feeling for things: objects, affects, mimesis

Simon Mussell

in Critical Theory and Feeling: The Affective Politics of the Early Frankfurt School

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526105707
eISBN:
9781526132253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105707.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 3 looks at how an affective politics underpins critical theory’s engagement with the world of objects. The chapter begins by outlining the recent upsurge in theoretical writing on ... More


Engaging the Moving Image

Noël Carroll

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091953
eISBN:
9780300133073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091953.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This collection of essays discusses topics in philosophy, film theory, and film criticism. Drawing on concepts from cognitive psychology and analytic philosophy, the author examines a wide range of ... More


The Exile Experience

Pamela M. Potter

in Art of Suppression: Confronting the Nazi Past in Histories of the Visual and Performing Arts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520282346
eISBN:
9780520957961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282346.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter looks at challenges faced by refugees from Nazism and their direct and indirect role in establishing perceptions about Nazi culture that still have deep roots in arts scholarship. Exile ... More


Kracauer's Theory of Film

Noël Carroll

in Engaging the Moving Image

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091953
eISBN:
9780300133073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091953.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter is about Siegfried Kracauer's book Theory of Film: The Redemption of Physical Reality, which was published in 1960. It is important to stress this from the outset because, during the ... More


After the War: Cinema as the Site of Historical Consciousness

Hermann Kappelhoff

in The Politics and Poetics of Cinematic Realism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170727
eISBN:
9780231539319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170727.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Against the backdrop of the Second World War and the ubiquitous instrumentalization of cinema in propaganda battles, the aesthetic potential of cinema is radically reconceptualized. By examining ... More


Adorno, Lewis Klahr and the Shuddering Image

Andrew Warstat

in Drawn from Life: Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780748694112
eISBN:
9781474460071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694112.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers animation’s relationship to the document and documentary form from a broadly Marxist perspective. It uses Marxist aesthetic theory to demonstrate how analysing an animated ... More


Harun Farocki’s Liberated Consciousness

D. N. Rodowick

in What Philosophy Wants from Images

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226513058
eISBN:
9780226513225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226513225.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The film and video works of Harun Farocki exemplify a critical media practice that pose the questions: What is an Image?, or better, What is a human image? Much of Farocki’s mature work examines in ... More


Geometry: Projection and Space in Siegfried Kracauer’s Aesthetics of Theory

Matthew Handelman

in The Mathematical Imagination: On the Origins and Promise of Critical Theory

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823283835
eISBN:
9780823286270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823283835.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Chapter 4 investigates how geometry revealed to Siegfried Kracauer a style of cultural critique that worked toward a more reasonable society through critique. For Kracauer, geometric metaphors of ... More


How Do We Think the Present? From Ontology of Contemporary Reality to Ontology without Being1

Gabriel Rockhill

in Interventions in Contemporary Thought: History, Politics, Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405355
eISBN:
9781474422321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405355.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The opening chapter explores a philosophic question that reflexively sheds light on the orientation of the book as a whole: how can we write the history of the present? Against the backdrop of the ... More


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