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Movie Fables lines the background of contemporary cinema. Encyclopedic in scope, movie Fables is that infrequent paintings that manages to mix amazing breadth and research with a lyricism which attests again and again to a love of cinema.

Jacques Ranciere strikes without problems from Eisenstein's and Murnau's transition from theatre to movie to Fritz Lang's war of words with tv, from the classical poetics of Mann's Westerns to Ray's romantic poetics of the picture, from Rossellini's neo-realism to Deleuze's philosophy of the cinema and Marker's documentaries.

The movie myth exhibits us how, among its photos and its tales, the cinema tells its fact.

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