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Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

András Bálint Kovács

Abstract

Casting light on the renowned productions of auteurs like Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, and Robert Bresson, and drawing out from the shadows a range of important but lesser-known works, this book is a comprehensive study of European art cinema's postwar heyday. Spanning from the 1950s to the 1970s, it argues that cinematic modernism was not a unified movement with a handful of styles and themes but rather a stunning range of variations on the core principles of modern art. Illustrating how the concepts of modernism and the avant-garde variously manifest themselves in film, the book ... More

Keywords: auteurs, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Robert Bresson, art cinema, modernism, modern art, avant-garde, film, philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780226451633
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

András Bálint Kovács, author