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Engaging the Moving Image$
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Noël Carroll

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780300091953

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300091953.001.0001

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Kracauer's Theory of Film

Kracauer's Theory of Film

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(p.281) Chapter 14 Kracauer's Theory of Film
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Engaging the Moving Image
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Noël Carroll

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300091953.003.0014

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 course of his career, Kracauer made a number of contributions to the topic of film theory, not all of which are strictly compatible with the theses of Theory of Film. Exploring the relations and the tensions between Kracauer's earlier writings and Theory of Film is a worthy task for intellectual historians, but, in contrast, the author's purpose is to examine the argument of Theory of Film. That book alone provides more than enough material to engage a brief introductory essay such as this one.

Keywords:   film theory, Siegfried Kracauer, Theory of Film

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