Eric Rohmer's Film Theory

From "École Scherer" to "Politique des Auteurs"

Marco Grosoli

Eric Rohmer's Film Theory

Marco Grosoli

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

348 pages | 26 halftones | 6 x 9
Cloth $124.00 ISBN: 9789462985803 Will Publish December 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
In the 1950s, a group of critics writing for Cahiers du Cinéma launched one of the most successful and influential trends in the history of film criticism: auteur theory. Though these days  it is frequently usually viewed as limited and a bit old-fashioned, a closer inspection of the hundreds of little-read articles by these critics reveals that the movement rested upon a much more layered and intriguing aesthetics of cinema. This book is a first step toward a serious reassessment of the mostly unspoken theoretical and aesthetic premises underlying auteur theory, built around a reconstruction of Eric Rohmer's early but decisive leadership of the group, whereby he laid down the foundations for the eventual emergence of their full-fledged auteurism.
 
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