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  1. Doing Film History


    URL/Identifizierer http://www.davidbordwell.net/essays/doing.php
    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Sonstige Volltexte / Multimedia>>
    UrheberBordwell, David
    Veröffentlichungsdatum2008
    Schlagworte FWFilmgeschichtsschreibung; Filmanalyse; Filminterpretation -> Interpretation Film; Methode
    Beschreibung "Why would anyone be interested in watching and studying old movies? Ask a film historian, professional or amateur, and you’ll get a variety of answers. For one thing, old films provide the same sorts of insights that we get from watching contemporary movies. Some offer intense artistic experiences or penetrating visions of human life in other times and places. Some are documents of everyday existence or of extraordinary historical events that continue to reverberate in our times. Still other old movies are resolutely strange. They resist assimilation to our current habits of thought. They force us to acknowledge that films can be radically different from what we are used to. They ask us to adjust our field of view to accommodate what was, astonishingly, taken for granted by people in earlier eras. Another reason to study old movies is that film history encompasses more than just films. By studying how films were made and received, we discover how creators and audiences responded to their moment in history. By searching for social and cultural influences on films, we understand better the ways in which films bear the traces of the societies that made and consumed them. Film history opens up a range of important issues in politics, culture, and the arts—both “high” and “popular.” Yet another answer to our question is this: Studying old movies and the times in which they were made is intrinsically fun. As a relatively new field of academic research (no more than sixty years old), film history has the excitement of a young discipline. Over the past few decades, many lost films have been recovered, little-known genres explored, and neglected filmmakers reevaluated. Ambitious retrospectives have revealed entire national cinemas that had been largely ignored. Even television, with some cable stations devoted wholly to the cinema of the past, brings into our living rooms movies that were previously rare and little-known." (Information des Anbieters)
    Themen FWFilm>>Biographie, Filmgeschichte; Film>>Theorie, Methodik, Didaktik
    RVK FWAP 44400; AP 45000
    DDC FWPhilosophie, Theorie, Ästhetik; Techniken, Verfahren, Geräte, Ausstattung, Materialien, Verschiedenes; Historische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugBehandlung nach Gebieten, Regionen, Orten im Allgemeinen>>
    zeitlicher Bezugzeitlich übergreifend / unabhängig>>
    SpracheEnglisch