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Cinema and History

Marc Ferro
Translated by Naomi Greene

Film History, Film Theory and Criticism, Translation

Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series

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Paperback
Published: July 1988
ISBN: 9780814319055
Pages: 176 Size: 6x9
Illustrations: 32
Review

His readings of film are provocative.

— Mimi White

Marc Ferro argues that film is an "agent and source of history" and offers a comprehensive survey of the conceptual interrelations between cinema and history. In developing his arguments, he provides some dozen models, each focusing on a single film or set of films.

Marc Ferro is a professor of history at l'Ecole des Hautes en Sciences in Paris and Co-Directeur (editor) of Annales (E.S.C.). His published works include The Use and Abuse of History, The Great War, 1914-1918, and The Russian Revolution of February, 1912.

Naomi Greene, a Ph.D. from New York University,is a professor of French and the chair of the Film Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among her works are Antonin Artaud: Poet without Words and Rene Clair: A Guide to References and Resources. She has also translated Foghorn, a book of poems by Jacques Temple.

His readings of film are provocative.

– Mimi White, Iris

Ferro develops a form of ideological analysis that should be of practical use to historians and theorists alike.

– Richard Abel, Drake University