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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Tomas Rhysen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-19T08:00:00Zen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-21T11:56:10Z
dc.date.issued2011-10-04en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this thesis is to explore the overlooked technical role of cinematography, by discussing its artistic effects. I intend to examine the career of a single cinematographer, in order to demonstrate whether a dinstinctive cinematographic style may be defined. The task of this thesis is therefore to define that cinematographer’s style and trace its development across the course of a career. The subject that I shall employ in order to achieve this is the émigré cinematographer Eugen Schüfftan, who is perhaps most famous for his invention ‘The Schüfftan Process’ in the 1920s, but who subsequently had a 40 year career acting as a cinematographer. During this time Schüfftan worked throughout Europe and America, shooting films that included Menschen am Sonntag (Robert Siodmak et al, 1929), Le Quai des brumes (Marcel Carné, 1938), Hitler’s Madman (Douglas Sirk, 1942), Les Yeux sans visage (Georges Franju, 1959) and The Hustler (Robert Rossen, 1961). During the course of this thesis I shall examine the evolution of Schüfftan’s style, and demonstrate how Schüfftan has come to be misunderstood as a cinematographer of German Expressionism. The truth, as I will show, is far more complex. Schüfftan also struggled throughout his career to cope with the consequences of exile. In this thesis I will also therefore examine the conditions of exile for an émigré cinematographer, and in particular Schüfftan’s prevention from joining the American Society of Cinematographers. I intend to demonstrate how an understanding of cinematographic style can shed new light on a film, and to give renewed attention to an important cinematographer who has been largely ignored by film history.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10036/3598en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Exeteren_GB
dc.subjectCinematographyen_GB
dc.subjectExileen_GB
dc.subjectEmigreen_GB
dc.subjectCinema technologyen_GB
dc.subjectLightingen_GB
dc.subjectGerman Expressionismen_GB
dc.titleTricks of the Light: A Study of the Cinematographic Style of the Émigré Cinematographer Eugen Schüfftanen_GB
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen_GB
dc.date.available2012-06-19T08:00:00Zen_GB
dc.date.available2013-03-21T11:56:10Z
dc.contributor.advisorHayward, Susanen_GB
dc.publisher.departmentFilmen_GB
dc.type.degreetitlePhD in Filmen_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen_GB
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen_GB


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