Raymond Durgnat, Films and Feelings, 1967
The book is divided into four sections. The first is concerned with the union of film style and film content. The second treats the connection between the film as an entertainment and as a picture of reality, suggesting that even films that are unabashedly “escapist” are really rooted in, and comment on, the inescapable facts of social life. The third section attempts to close the gap between the popular responses and those of “high culture.” The final section produces further evidence of the existence of cinematic poetry in the commercial movie.