"This magisterial book is a gift... There is no other study like it." Artforum 20121201 [Hansen's] reader is amply rewarded by the rich suggestiveness and expansive quality of her insights... A crowning achievement." Bookforum 20120501 "A crowning achievement in its own right." -- Noah Isenberg Bookforum 20120430
About the Author
The late Miriam Bratu Hansen was Ferdinand Schevill Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities at the University of Chicago and the founding chair of what is now the Department of Cinema and Media Studies. Her publications include Babel and Babylon: Spectatorship in American Silent Film and numerous essays in international film history and film theory.