Noel Burch - The Theory of Film Practice (1969)

“This classic in film studies presents a systematic analysis of the techniques of the film medium and of their potential uses for creating formal structures in individual films. The author discusses strategies for creating spatial and temporal relations, graphic relations resulting from editing, the use of sound, and different types of fictional and non-fictional subjects, in addition to the parts played by chance and aggression in classic and contemporary film.”

  • The Sprinkler Sprinkled
  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat
  • El Dorado
  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • The Salvation Hunters
  • Strike
  • Nana
  • Long Pants
  • The Three-Sided Mirror
  • October (Ten Days that Shook the World)
  • L'Argent
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • The General Line
  • Applause
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • Earth
  • The Blue Angel
  • M
  • Zero for Conduct
  • King Kong
  • Outskirts
  • Land Without Bread
  • A Story of Floating Weeds
  • Boule de Suif
  • The Scarlet Empress
  • Man of Aran
  • Three Songs About Lenin
  • Coal Face
  • Triumph of the Will
  • The Only Son
  • Alexander Nevsky
  • Le Jour Se Lève
  • The Rules of the Game
  • The Geography of the Body
  • Douce
  • Ivan the Terrible, Part I
  • Fireworks
  • La Terra Trema
  • Rope
  • They Live by Night
  • Force of Evil
  • Van Gogh
  • Blood of the Beasts
  • I Shot Jesse James
  • The Set-Up
  • Story of a Love Affair
  • The Young and the Damned
  • Othello
  • Diary of a Country Priest
  • The Life of Oharu
  • Hôtel des Invalides
  • Le Grand Méliès
  • Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
  • Love in the City
  • Anatahan
  • The Crucified Lovers
  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
  • Vera Cruz
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Night and Fog
  • Reflections on Black
  • The Big Knife
  • Kiss Me Deadly
  • A Man Escaped
  • Bob le Flambeur
  • Four Bags Full
  • Monsieur et Madame Curie
  • The Lower Depths
  • Throne of Blood
  • Baby Face Nelson
  • A Movie
  • Invention for Destruction
  • Diary of a Pregnant Woman
  • The Hidden Fortress
  • Moi, un Noir
  • A Simple Story
  • Pickpocket
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • Al Capone
  • Breathless
  • Zazie dans le Métro
  • The Eighth Day
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • La Notte
  • Divorce Italian Style
  • A Woman Is a Woman
  • The Connection
  • The Exterminating Angel
  • Jules and Jim
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • La Jetée
  • Vivre Sa Vie
  • The Trial of Joan of Arc
  • L'Eclisse
  • Salvatore Giuliano
  • Blue Moses
  • No. 12: Heaven and Earth Magic