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Film theory’s foundation in medievalism

Western painting. It was redeemed from sin by Niepce and Lumière. In achieving the aims of baroque art, photography has freed the plastic arts from their obsession with likeness. 13 Medieval art here appears as radically different from modern art, and film as radically different yet again. The invention of photography by

in Medieval film
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Anatomy of a metaphor

and destructive spirals. Visually, the stark black-and-white photography seemed to glamorise the blonde hero and heroine in such a way that the film was condemned for a pro-Nazi bias during the Occupation. Other film critics have also found noir elements in other genres. For instance, Raymond Durgnat offered a map of the way in which noir elements could be found across the spectrum of film genres

in Medieval film