The Tenth Muse: Writing about Cinema in the Modernist Period - download pdf or read online

By Laura Marcus

ISBN-10: 0199230277

ISBN-13: 9780199230273

ISBN-10: 0199590303

ISBN-13: 9780199590308

The 10th Muse explores writings at the cinema within the first a long time of the 20th century. Laura Marcus examines the effect of cinema on early twentieth-century literary and, extra largely, aesthetic and cultural realization, via bringing jointly the examine of the phrases and methods of early writings approximately movie with literary engagement with cinema within the comparable interval. She offers a brand new figuring out of the ways that early writers approximately movie -
reviewers, critics, theorists - built aesthetic different types to outline and accommodate what was once referred to as 'the 7th paintings' or 'the 10th muse' and located discursive techniques enough to the illustration of the hot paintings and expertise of cinema, with its exceptional powers of movement.

In analyzing the writings of early movie critics and commentators in tandem with these of extra in particular literary figures, together with H.G.Wells and Virginia Woolf, and in bringing literary texts into this box, Laura Marcus presents a brand new account of relationships among cinema and literature. Intertwining significant strands of analysis - the exploration of early movie feedback and thought and cinema's presence in literary texts - The 10th Muse exhibits how matters relevant to an knowing of
cinema (including questions of time, repetition, circulation, imaginative and prescient, sound and silence) are threaded via either different types of writing, and the ways that discursive and fictional writings overlapped.

The move that outlined cinema was once additionally perceived as a extra fragile and risky ephemerality that inhered at each point, from the fleeting nature of the projected photos to the vagaries of cinematic exhibition. It used to be the anxiousness over the mutability of the medium and its exhibition which, from the Twenties onwards, ended in the institution of such institutional areas for cinema because the London-based movie Society, the hot movie journals, and, within the Thirties, the 1st movie information. The 10th Muse
explores the continuities among those websites of cinematic tradition and the conceptual, literary and philosophical understandings of the filmic medium.

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