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Author Aitken, Ian,
Title Lukacsian film theory and cinema : a study of Georg Lukacs' writings on film, 1913-71 / Ian Aitken.
Imprint Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2012.

Author Aitken, Ian,
Subject Lukacs, Gyorgy, 1885-1971 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Film criticism -- Hungary.
Film critics -- Hungary.
Add Title Study of Georg Lukacs' writings on film, 1913-71
Description 1 online resource (ix, 283 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-277) and index.
Contents An analysis of Lukacs' writings on film: The early aesthetic and 'thoughts towards an aesthetic of the cinema'/'Gedanken zu einer Asthetic des Kino' ; Narrate or describe? : Lukacs' literary 'typology' ; Lukacs' late aesthetic and film theory : The specificity of the aesthetic/Die Eigenart des Asthetischen ; Socialist humanism and Toward the ontology of social being/Zur Ontologie des gesellschaftslichen Seins ; The film journal interviews and other writings ; Conclusions -- The film writings, 1913-71: 'Thoughts towards an aesthetic of the cinema' ; 'Film' ; 'On aesthetic issues of the cinema' ; 'Blue devil or yellow devil?';- 'Cultural manipulation and the tasks of critics' ; 'Film, ideology and the cult of personality' ; 'Technique, content, and problems of language' ; 'Expression of thought in film' ; 'Revolution and psychology of everyday life'.
Summary "The Hungarian Marxist critic Georg Lukacs is primarily known as a literary theorist, but he also wrote extensively on the cinema. These writings have remained little known in the English-speaking world because the great majority of them have never actually been translated into English--until now. Aitken has gathered together Lukacs' most important essays and the translations appear here, often for the first time. This book thus makes a decisive contribution to understandings of Lukacs within the field of film studies, and, in doing so, also challenges many existing preconceptions concerning his theoretical position. For example, whilst Lukacs' literary theory is well known for its repudiation of naturalism, in his writings on film Lukacs appears to advance a theory and practice of film that can best be described as naturalist."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781526129642 (electronic bk.)
1526129647 (electronic bk.)
9781781701706 (electronic bk.)
1781701709 (electronic bk.)
9780719078842 (hbk.)
0719078849 (hbk.)
OCLC # 865091356
Additional Format Print version: Aitken, Ian. Lukacsian film theory and cinema. Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2012 9781781701706 (DLC) 2012462308 (OCoLC)779881504

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