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The World in a Frame

What We See in Films, 25th Anniversary Edition

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.

288 pages | 5-1/4 x 8 | © 1976, 2002

Film Studies

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTIONMovies in Mind

SECTION ONEVarieties of Visual Coherence

SECTION TWOGenre: The Conventions of Connection

SECTION THREEActing and Characterization:
The Aesthetics of Omission

INDEX OF FILMS

GENERAL INDEX

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