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French film theory and criticism

Richard Abel

French film theory and criticism

a history / anthology : 1907-1939

by Richard Abel

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, NJ .
Written in English


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StatementRichard Abel. Vol.1, 1907-1929.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 452p. ;
Number of Pages452
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23134370M
ISBN 10069100062X

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