Revealing the Soul of a Cinematic Passeur: Mysteries of Cinema: Reflections on Film Theory, History and Culture 1982-2016, by Adrian Martin

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Extract: Mysteries of Cinema, an anthology of the major essays by prolific and internationally-recognised Australian-born film critic Adrian Martin, takes its readers on a whirlwind journey through aesthetics, cinephilia, criticism, cultural politics, film genre, and philosophy. A collection of lively, original and highly personal essays, Martin’s book is a masterful act of synthesis which weaves together disparate writings from over a thirty-year period under the intriguing title Mysteries of Cinema, an homage to Raúl Ruiz’s Mistérios de Lisboa (2010).
Original languageEnglish
JournalSenses of Cinema
Issue number90
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019


  • Adrian Martin
  • Mysteries of Cinema
  • Aesthetics
  • Cinephilia
  • Film Criticism
  • Film Genre
  • Cultural politics

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