The World in a Frame

What We See in Films, 25th Anniversary Edition

Leo Braudy

The World in a Frame
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Leo Braudy

288 pages | 5-1/4 x 8 | © 1976, 2002
Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780226071565 Published April 2002
Now a classic, The World in a Frame covers the history of popular American films from the 1930s to the 1970s. Leo Braudy, one of America's leading film critics, gives an account of the histories of visual style and film genres, as ell as techniques of characterization—all in an evolving cultural context. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition includes a new preface addressing developments in film since 1976.
Contents
INTRODUCTION Movies in Mind

SECTION ONE Varieties of Visual Coherence

SECTION TWO Genre: The Conventions of Connection

SECTION THREE Acting and Characterization:
The Aesthetics of Omission

INDEX OF FILMS

GENERAL INDEX
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