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David Desser <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 18 Nov 1994 19:47:21 CST
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>> Bohdan:
>> I believe you should check out Noel Burch's _The Theory and Practice of
>> Film_ 1972.  This book is essential for describing temporal and spatial
>> articulation.  Burch is also a noted scholar in the primative cinema and
>> has made two films the critically discuss the primative cinema:
>> _Correction Please_,  and _What Do These Old Films Mean?_.  I believe both
>> are available from the Modern Museum Of Art, in New York City.
It may be that someone else will point this out, but the Noel Burch book is
called "Theory of Film Practice." It is a book that Burch has somewhat
repudiated in a kind of Godardian act of reflexivity; I think it's a fine
book, as is Burch's "Life to Those Shadows."  There is also a superb
anthology on early film edited by Thomas Elsaesser called, "Space, Frame,
Narrative" that has individual articles which discuss issues of cinematic
construction and conceptions of spatial articulation.  They do not,
however, deal directly with rhythm, tempo, etc.
David Desser,UIUC Cinema Studies
2109 FLB/707 S. Mathews, Urbana, IL  61801