Amsterdam University Press
Eric Rohmer's Film Theory (1948-1953)
Title
Eric Rohmer's Film Theory (1948-1953)
Subtitle
From 'école Scherer' to 'politique des auteurs'
Price
€ 40,95
ISBN
9789462985803
Binding
Paperback
Number of pages
302
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Dimensions
23.4 x 15.6 cm
Category
Film Theory
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Marco Grosoli

Eric Rohmer's Film Theory (1948-1953)

From 'école Scherer' to 'politique des auteurs'

In the 1950s, a group of critics writing for Cahiers du Cinéma launched one of the most successful and influential trends in the history of film criticism: auteur theory. Though these days it is frequently usually viewed as limited and a bit old-fashioned, a closer inspection of the hundreds of little-read articles by these critics reveals that the movement rested upon a much more layered and intriguing aesthetics of cinema. This book is a first step toward a serious reassessment of the mostly unspoken theoretical and aesthetic premises underlying auteur theory, built around a reconstruction of Eric Rohmer's early but decisive leadership of the group, whereby he laid down the foundations for the eventual emergence of their full-fledged auteurism.

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Author

Marco Grosoli

Marco Grosoli is an Assistant Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Kent. He authored the first Italian-language monograph on Béla Tarr, co-edited one book on motion capture technologies and one on Guy Debord's cinema.