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Volume 1 of Richard Able's Fernch Film Theory and Criticism 1907-1931 is full
of essays that address the analysis of  "movement, tempo and rhythm in...
film style?"
E.G. Leon Moussininac's "On Cinematographic Rhythm" pp280-282. These
questions were major themes for french theorists of the 10s and 20s, though
they are not always named in the titles of their essays, so poke around in