Jacques Aumont

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Jacques Aumont (born 30 May 1942) is a French academic and writer on film theory.

Born in Avignon into the House of Aumont, he initially trained as an engineer but started contributing film criticism to Cahiers du cinéma in the late 1960s.[1] He is professor emeritus at University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle, director of studies at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, and professor at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts.[2]


  • Montage Eisenstein, thesis, Paris: Paris 1, 1978.
  • Translated by Lee Hildreth, Constance Penley, and Andrew Ross as Montage Eisenstein, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1985.
  • (with A. Bergala, M. Marie and M. Vernet) Esthétique du film, Paris: Nathan, 1983.
  • Translated and revised by Richard Neupert as Aesthetics of film, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1992.
  • (with Michel Marie) L'analyse des films, Paris: Nathan, 1988.
  • L'oeil interminable: cinéma et peinture, 1989.
  • L'image, Paris: Nathan, 1990.
  • Translated as The Image, London: BFI, 1993.
  • Du visage au cinéma, 1992.
  • Introduction à la couleur: des discours aux images, 1994.
  • à quoi pensent les films, 1996.
  • De l'esthétique au présent, 1998.
  • Amnésies: fictions du cinéma d'après Jean-Luc Godard, 1999.
  • (with Michel Marie) Dictionnaire théorique et critique du cinéma, Paris: Nathan, 2001.
  • Les théories des cinéastes, Paris: Nathan, 2002.


  1. ^ Daniel Dottorini, Aumont, Jacques, Enciclopedia del Cinema, 2003
  2. ^ Jacques Aumont (2011). L'image. Armand Colin. ISBN 978-2-200-25421-6. Retrieved 17 February 2013.