Film Art An Introduction

Film Art

Film Art

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : David Bordwell
Publisher : Ingram
Release : 2009-11-15
Total Pages : 519 Pages
ISBN : 0078007879


Film Art

Film Art

Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own, and since 1979 David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson's Film Art has been the most repected introduction to the art and analysis of cinema. In the new seventh edition, Film Art continues its commitment to providing the best introduction to the fundamentals of serious film study - images throughout the book are collected from actual film frames, not from production stills or advertising photos - but the book has been extensively re-designed to improve readability and teachability. Additionally, the text can be packaged with the award-winning Film, Form, and Culture CD-ROM, and is supported by an extensive Instructor's Manual and text-specific website.

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Genre : Motion pictures
Author : David Bordwell
Publisher :
Release : 2004
Total Pages : 532 Pages
ISBN : 0077108329


Film Art

Film Art

Film Art: An Introduction with Tutorial CD-ROM: An Introduction.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : David Bordwell
Publisher : McGraw-Hill College
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 505 Pages
ISBN : 0073535060


On Film Editing

On Film Editing

On Film Editing explains, in simple terms, the principles of film editing, using examples and anecdotes. Written in an informal "how-to-do-it" style, renowned director Edward Dmytyrk shares his expertise and experience in film editing in an anecdotal and philosophical way. In On Film Editing, Dmytryk contends that many technicians and professionals on the film crew-- from the cameraman and his assistants to the producer and director-- must understand film editing to produce a truly polished work. In this book he explains in layman's terms the principles of film editing, using examples and anecdotes from almost five decades in the film industry.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Edward Dmytryk
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2012-11-12
Total Pages : 148 Pages
ISBN : 9781136046988


Film Art And Filmart

Film Art And Filmart

This work is a basic introduction to aesthetics and covers the major theories of art, while referring to various filmic examples to illustrate the complex ideas related to the philosophy of art. In addition, it addresses film itself as an art form, analyzes film studies, and discusses film's ambiguous cultural/artistic position. The overarching theme of the book is the most basic aesthetic question: What is art? That eternal and critical question is explored by addressing representation, formalism, and expressivism, three classic aesthetic theories. Film, Art, and Filmart begins by focusing on Plato, including a look at the issue of censorship as it is raised in his Republic. Then formalism is discussed via Kant, and Roger Fry's and Clive Bell's theory of Significant Form. Expressivism is dealt with by utilizing views by Leo Tolstoy and R.G. Collingwood. Contemporary issues in aesthetics are illuminated with George Dickie's theory of art, while also examining the cognitive theories of Nelson Goodman and Martha Nussbaum. The final chapter opens definitional structure up a bit by investigating the concept of freedom as integral to art and by straying from the largely analytic focus of the rest of the book through analysis of continental philosophers, such as Hegel, Nietzsche, and Foucault.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Michael D. Dahnke
Publisher : University Press of Amer
Release : 2007
Total Pages : 127 Pages
ISBN : 0761837213


Making Meaning

Making Meaning

David Bordwell's new book is at once a history of film criticism, an analysis of how critics interpret film, and a proposal for an alternative program for film studies. It is an anatomy of film criticism meant to reset the agenda for film scholarship. As such Making Meaning should be a landmark book, a focus for debate from which future film study will evolve. Bordwell systematically maps different strategies for interpreting films and making meaning, illustrating his points with a vast array of examples from Western film criticism. Following an introductory chapter that sets out the terms and scope of the argument, Bordwell goes on to show how critical institutions constrain and contain the very practices they promote, and how the interpretation of texts has become a central preoccupation of the humanities. He gives lucid accounts of the development of film criticism in France, Britain, and the United States since World War II; analyzes this development through two important types of criticism, thematic-explicatory and symptomatic; and shows that both types, usually seen as antithetical, in fact have much in common. These diverse and even warring schools of criticism share conventional, rhetorical, and problem-solving techniques--a point that has broad-ranging implications for the way critics practice their art. The book concludes with a survey of the alternatives to criticism based on interpretation and, finally, with the proposal that a historical poetics of cinema offers the most fruitful framework for film analysis.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : David BORDWELL
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2009-06-30
Total Pages : 334 Pages
ISBN : 9780674028531


Film Studies

Film Studies

Ed Sikov builds a step-by-step curriculum for the appreciation of all types of narrative cinema, detailing the essential elements of film form and systematically training the spectator to be an active reader and critic. Sikov primes the eye and mind in the special techniques of film analysis. His description of mise-en-scene helps readers grasp the significance of montage, which in turn reveals the importance of a director's use of camera movement. He treats a number of fundamental factors in filmmaking, including editing, composition, lighting, the use of color and sound, and narrative. Film Studies works with any screening list and can be used within courses on film history, film theory, or popular culture. Straightforward explanations of core critical concepts, practical advice, and suggested assignments on particular technical, visual, and aesthetic aspects further anchor the reader's understanding of the formal language and anatomy of film.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Ed Sikov
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 212 Pages
ISBN : 0231142935


Film History

Film History

This comprehensive survey not only acknowledges the contributions of Hollywood and films from other US sources, but broadens its scope to examine film-making internationally.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Kristin Thompson
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release : 2003
Total Pages : 788 Pages
ISBN : 0070384290


Introduction To Film Studies

Introduction To Film Studies

This is a comprehensive textbook for students of cinema. It provides a guide to the main concepts used to analyse the film industry and film texts, and also introduces some of the world's key national cinemas.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Jill Nelmes
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-03-12
Total Pages : 538 Pages
ISBN : 9781136777158


Narration In The Fiction Film

Narration In The Fiction Film

First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : David Bordwell
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-09-27
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781136099168