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Post-war Cinema and Modernity

A Film Reader

Edited by John Orr

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Post-war Cinema and Modernity explores the relationship between film and modernity in the second half of the twentieth century. Its distinguishing feature is the focus on the close connections between history, theory and textual criticism.

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About the Author

The late John Orr was Emeritus Professor at the University of Edinburgh and published widely in the areas of modern culture, cinema, theatre and literature. He was also a reviewer for a wide number of periodicals and online journals including Screen, Studies in French Cinema, Film International and Senses of Cinema.


That film criticism, for Orr, is a melting pot of aesthetics, ontology, history and more, points to a legacy of tools and perspectives which is becoming as rich as the domain of domestic moving image consumption itself...Keep Orr and Taxidou near the VCR for it enables you to pick and compare theories and readings of films as assiduously as we pick and mix our viewing experiences.

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