‘On Aesthetic Issues of the Cinema’
in Lukácsian film theory and cinema
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This chapter presents the exchange of opinions between Georg Lukács and his student István Mészáros on the aesthetic issues of the cinema. These aesthetic issues include the layers and nature of film theory; the question of the public nature of the film; how film becomes art; the audio-visual character of the film; film reflection; phenomenon and substance in film; acceleration and slow motion; film and arts; the artistic language of the film; the form of the screen; theatricality; the subjectivity and objectivity of the film; artistic unity; and the problems of cinematographic drammaturgy.

Lukácsian film theory and cinema

A study of Georg Lukács’ writings on film, 1913–71


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