Description - Promised Lands by Sam Rohdie
An attempt to locate cinema alongside philosophy, painting, geography and travel in terms of a history of modernism. The book focuses on a collection of geographical and ethnographic films and photographs amassed by banker Albert Kahn, in the 1900s - arguably an instance of French modernism.
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(235mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Publisher: British Film Institute
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Author Biography - Sam Rohdie
Sam Rohdie is Professor of Film Studies at Queen's University Belfast. Editor of Screen in the 1970s he is the author of books on Pasolini and Antonioni as well as a study of Rocco and His Brothers in the BFI Film Classics series. He is currently working on a Fellini lexicon.