The Altering Eye: Contemporary International Cinema

The Altering Eye: Contemporary International Cinema Robert Phillip Kolker
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The Altering Eye
covers a "golden age" of international cinema from the end of WWII through to the New German Cinema of the 1970s. Combining historical, political, and textual analysis, Kolker develops a pattern of cinematic invention and experimentation from neorealism through the modernist interventions of Jean-Luc Godard and Rainer Werner Fassbinder, focusing along the way on such major figures as Luis Buñuel, Joseph Losey, the Brazilian director Glauber Rocha, and the work of major Cuban filmmakers.

Kolker’s book has become a much quoted classic in the field of film studies providing essential reading for anybody interested in understanding the history of European and international cinema. This new and revised edition includes a substantive new preface by the author and an updated bibliography.



The Altering Eye: Contemporary International Cinema
Robert Phillip Kolker | January 2009
xvii + 326 | 51 black and white illustrations | 6.14" x 9.21" (234 x 156 mm)
ISBN Paperback: 9781906924034
ISBN Hardback: 9781906924041
ISBN Digital (PDF): 9781906924058
DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0002
BIC subject codes: APFA (Film theory and criticism)


Robert Kolker is a Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Maryland and a lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Virginia. His works include A Cinema of Loneliness: Penn, Stone, Kubrick, Scorsese, Spielberg, Altman; Bernardo Bertolucci; Wim Wenders (with Peter Beicken); Film, Form and Culture; and Media Studies: An Introduction. He is editor of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho: A Casebook; Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey: New Essays; and The Oxford Handbook of Film and Media Studies.