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Film Hieroglyphs: Ruptures in Classical Cinema, Conley, Tom

Author    Conley, Tom

Title   Film Hieroglyphs: Ruptures in Classical Cinema

Binding   Softcover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Publisher   Minneapolis/Oxford University of Minnesota Press (c.1991)

ISBN Number    0-8166-1920-4 / 9780816619207

Seller ID   14335

[light soiling to bottom edge, very minor handling wear; binding solid, text clean]. Trade PB (B&W frame blowups) "While traditional film theory has focused on the visual image, [this book] examines the ways in which writing bears upon cinema. Special consideration is given to the points (ruptures) at which story, image, and writing appear to be at odds with one another. [The author] hypothesizes that among major directors -- Renoir, Lang, Walsh, Rossellini -- writing tends unconsciously to meld history and ideology. Graphic elements are seen as simultaneously foreign and integral to the field of the image. From these contradictions hieroglyphs emerge that mark a design attesting to...." (Well, you get the idea.)

Jean Renoir Fritz Lang Raoul Walsh Roberto Rossellini Film Theory

Price = 10.00 USD



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