The Encyclopedia

Clarifying notes on Arnheim and the (unpublished) Encyclopedia of Cinema

Here are listed the entries of the Encyclopedia of the Cinema written by Arnheim. The Encyclopedia, planned in the ’30s by the Istituto Internazionale per la Cinematografia in Rome, has never been published because of the war. Drafts were lost. A description of the Encyclopedia of the Cinema is published in the first issue of «Intercine»:

[anonymous], The Encyclopedia of the Cinema (English)
Intercine, No. 3, Mar. 1935: 130-138.
Italian, L’enciclopedia del cinema: 130-138.
English, The Encyclopedia of the Cinema: 130-138.
French, L’Encyclopédie du cinema: 130-138.
Spanish, La Enciclopedia del cinema: 130-138.
German, Die Enzyklopädie des Films: 130-138.
Reprinted as ‘Die Enzyklopädie des Films,’ in Die Seele in der Silberschicht. Medientheoretische Schriften: Foto – Film – Rundfunk, Suhrkamp: Frankfurt am Main 2004: 221-228.

The reconstruction of Arnheim’s contribution to the Encyclopedia is based on the bibliographies compiled by Helmut H. Diederichs and his correspondence with Arnheim. Where indicated, articles are included in the various editions of Film as art.

Systematik der frühen kinematographischen Erfindungen
German typescipt 1933. First published as ‘The thoughts that made the pictures move.’ In Rudolf Arnheim, Film as art, University of California Press: Berkeley-Los Angeles 1957: 161-180; Italian: ‘Le idee che fecero muovere le immagini.’ In Rudolf Arnheim, Film come arte, il Saggiatore: Milano 1960: 181-197.

Bewegung im Film
German typescipt 1934. First published as ‘Motion.’ In Rudolf Arnheim, Film as art, University of California Press: Berkeley-Los Angeles 1957: 181-187; It. ‘Il movimento.’ In Rudolf Arnheim, Film come arte, il Saggiatore: Milan 1960: 201-206. Reprint in Rudolf Arnheim, Kritiken und Aufsätze zum Film, Carl Hanser Verlag: Munich-Wien 1977: 41-46.

Malerei und Film
German typescipt 1934. First published in Rudolf Arnheim, Kritiken und Aufsätze zum Film, Carl Hanser Verlag: Munich-Wien 1977: 151-153 (English: ‘Painting and Film.’ In Rudolf Arnheim, Film Essays and Criticism,University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, WI-London 1997: 86-88).

Expressionistischer Film
German typescipt 1934. First published in Rudolf Arnheim, Kritiken und Aufsätze zum Film, Carl Hanser Verlag: Munich-Wien 1977: 148-150 (English: ‘Expressionist film.’ In Rudolf Arnheim, Film Essays and Criticism,University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, WI-London 1997: 84-86.

Stroheim, Erich von
German typescipt 1934. First published (English) as ‘Portrait of an Artist,’ Film Culture, No. 18, New York, April 1958: 11-13; also included in P. Adam Sitney (ed.), Film Culture Reader, Praeger: New York 1970: 57-61; Italian: ‘Lo stile e la donna nell’opera di Stroheim,’ Cinema Nuovo, No. 134, July-August 1958: 50-52. Reprint (German) in Rudolf Arnheim, Kritiken und Aufsätze zum Film, Carl Hanser Verlag: Munich-Wien 1977: 294-299 (English: ‘Erich von Stroheim.’ In Rudolf Arnheim, Film Essays and Criticism, University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, WI-London 1997: 223-227).

Urheber
German typescipt 1934. First published (English) as ‘Who is the Author of a Film?,’ Film Culture, No. 16, New York, January 1958: 11-13; Italian: ‘La dittatura del regista e la responsabilità della critica,’ Cinema Nuovo, No. 139, May-Jun. 1959: 221-226. Then published in Filmkultura, No. 3, August 1960, Magyar Nemezeti Filmarchívum, Budapest: 55-63. New Italian translation as ‘Può essere anche la Garbo,’ Cinema Nuovo, No. 313, May 1988: 39-45. Reprint in Rudolf Arnheim, Kritiken und Aufsätze zum Film, Carl Hanser Verlag: Munich-Wien 1977: 124-132 (English: ‘Who is the Author of a Film?,’ in Rudolf Arnheim, Film Essays and Criticism, University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, WI-London 1997: 62-69).

Symbole
German typescipt 1934. First published in Medium, No. 9, 1975: 28-29. Rudolf Arnheim, Kritiken und Aufsätze zum Film, Carl Hanser Verlag: Munich-Wien 1977: 145-148 (English: ‘Symbols.’ In Rudolf Arnheim, Film Essays and Criticism, Madison, WI-London: University of Wisconsin Press, 1997: 81-86.

Stil
German typescipt 1934. First published in Medium, No. 9, 1975: 28-29. Rudolf Arnheim, Kritiken und Aufsätze zum Film, Carl Hanser Verlag: Munich-Wien 1977: 140-141 (English: ‘Style.’ In Rudolf Arnheim, Film Essays and Criticism, Madison, University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, WI-London 1997: 76-78).

Erzählung (Epischer und dramatischer Film)
German typescipt 1934. First published as ‘Epic and dramatic Film,’ Film Culture, No. 11, New York, 1957: 9-10; also included in R. D. MacCANN (ed.), Film – A Montage of Theories, Dutton: New York 1966: 124-128. Rudolf Arnheim, Kritiken und Aufsätze zum Film, Carl Hanser Verlag: Munich-Wien 1977: 142-145 (English: ‘Epic and dramatic Film.’ In Rudolf Arnheim, Film Essays and Criticism, University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, WI-London 1997: 78-81).

Einheit der Handlung 
German typescipt 1934. First published in Rudolf Arnheim, Die Seele in der Silberschicht. Medientheoretische Schriften: Foto – Film – Rundfunk, Suhrkamp: Frankfurt am Main 2004: 216-220.

Beleuchtung (ästhetischer Teil)
German typescipt 1934. First published in Rudolf Arnheim, Kritiken und Aufsätze zum Film, Carl Hanser Verlag: Munich-Wien 1977: 117-124 (English: ‘Lighting (Aesthetic Part).’ In Rudolf Arnheim, Film Essays and Criticism, University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, WI.-London 1997: 56-62).

Asynchronismus
German typescipt 1934. First published in Rudolf Arnheim, Kritiken und Aufsätze zum Film, Carl Hanser Verlag: Munich-Wien 1977: 78-81 (English, ‘Asynchronism.’ In Rudolf Arnheim, Film Essays and Criticism, University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, WI.-London 1997: 49-51).

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