Hugo Munsterberg on Film: The Photoplay - A Psychological Study and Other Writings

Hugo Munsterberg on Film: The Photoplay - A Psychological Study and Other Writings

By: Hugo Munsterberg (author), Allan Langdale (editor)Paperback

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Hugo Munsterberg's The Photoplay (1916) is one of the first and most important early works of film theory. Munsterberg's work on the emerging art of cinema remains a key document for film scholars, but it has long been out of print. In this new edition, Allan Langdale provides a critical introduction to the seminal text and collects numerous hard-to-find writings on film by Munsterberg.

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Hugo Munsterberg was a psychologist and author of one of the first works of film theory, The Photoplay. Allan Langdale teaches in the Film Studies and Art History departments at the University of California at Santa Barbara.


Editor's Introduction. Introduction. 1. The Outer Development of Moving Pictures 2. The Inner Development of Moving Pictures Part I. The Psychology of the Photoplay 3. Depth and Movement 4. Attention 5. Memory and Imagination 6. Emotions Part II. The Esthetics of the Photoplay 7. The Purpose of Art 8. The Means of the Various Arts 9. The Means of the Photoplay 10. The Demands of the Photoplay 11. The Function of the Photoplay

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  • publication date: 17/01/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780415937078
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780415937078
  • weight: 317
  • ISBN10: 0415937078

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