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Transcendental illusion and the scope for realism: cinematic realism, philosophical realism and film theory

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/9780719070006.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with the key themes of nineteenth-century realism and of Lukács's model of cinematic realism, establishing central themes and characteristics of an intuitionist-realist model of ... 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


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


Conclusions

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/9780719070006.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter highlights that film theory is faced with two related requirements, namely, to extend the range of theoretical perspectives and core concepts available to the discipline, and to connect ... More


From the historical cinema of democratic humanism to the film Novelle: Lukácsian cinematic realism in Danton (1990) and Senso (1954)

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/9780719070006.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter applies Lukácsian models of literary and cinematic realism to an analysis of Wajda's Danton and Visconti's Senso, arguing that, whilst Danton is at variance with Lukács's models of ... More


‘The adequate presentation of the complete human personality’, Lukács and the nineteenth-century realist tradition

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/9780719070006.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the model of aesthetic realism developed by the Hungarian theorist György Lukács, and sets out the parameters of a Lukácsian theory of cinematic realism. It discusses one of ... More


Introduction

Ian Aitken

in The Major Realist Film Theorists: A Critical Anthology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402217
eISBN:
9781474421959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402217.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This 18,000 word introduction outlines the writings of the four major realist film theorists, before exploring the issue of realist representation, and cinematic realism. The introduction then ... More


Realism, Nationalism and ‘Film Culture’

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how the coming of sound was an important phase in the bid for naturalism in the cinema. By the end of the 1920s many filmmakers across different national cinemas were in ... 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


Conclusions

in Lukácsian film theory and cinema: A study of Georg Lukács’ writings on film, 1913-71

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719078842
eISBN:
9781781701706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078842.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Lukács' position on modernism and realism. During the 1950s, Lukács was a leading figure in the Leninist opposition to Stalin. He consistently opposed Stalinism and campaigned ... More


Perdita Durango (1997): the body, sex and Mexico

Peter Buse, Núria Triana Toribio, and Andy Willis

in The Cinema of Alex de la Iglesia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071362
eISBN:
9781781700952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071362.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Perdita Durango, by Álex de la Iglesia, was an international co-production with Spanish and Mexican finance. The qualities of its protagonists are at odds with the principles of comedy, which ... More


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