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Bordwell, David


BORDWELL, David. American, b. 1947. Genres: Film. Career: University of Wisconsin-Madison, faculty member, 1973-, Jacques Ledoux Professor of Film Studies, 1990-, fellow of Institute for Research in the Humanities, 1987-88 and 1993-. Presenter of public lecture series. Publications: Filmguide to "La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc," 1973; (with K. Thompson) Film Art: An Introduction, 1979, 4th ed, 1992; French Impressionist Cinema: Film Culture, Film Theory, Film Style, 1980; The Films of Carl-Theodor Dreyer, 1981; (with Thompson and J. Staiger) The Classical Hollywood Cinema: Film Style and Mode of Production to 1960, 1985; Narration in the Fiction Film, 1985; Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema, 1988; Making Meaning: Inference and Rhetoric in the Interpretation of Cinema, 1989; The Cinema of Eisenstein, 1993; (with Thompson) Film History: An Introduction, 1994; (ed. with N. Carroll) Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies, 1995. Contributor to film journals. Address: 6039 Vilas Communication Hall, Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 821 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706, U.S.A.

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