Film Fables

Ranciere, Jacques

Film Fables traces the history of modern cinema, moving effortlessly from Eisenstein's and Murnau's transition from theatre to film to Fritz Lang's confrontation with television, from the classical poetics of Mann's Westerns to Ray's romantic poetics of the image, from Rossellini's neo-realism to Deleuze's philosophy of the cinema and Marker's documentaries.

Contains brief critique of Deleuze's Cinema books in terms of Deleuze's role, as taxonomer, in dividing cinema into movement-image and time-image categories - for instance by noting the re-appearance of the same films classified under both image types (pp. 107-123).

Ranciere, Jacques, Film Fables, Oxford: Berg, [2001] 2006. Translated by Emiliano Batista.