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    Film Art An Introduction with Tutorial CD-ROM

    ISBN-10: 0073310271
    ISBN-13: 9780073310275
    Author(s): David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson
    Description: Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, David Bordwell's and Kristin Thompson's Film Art has been the best-selling and widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. While it continues to provide the  More...
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    Edition: 8th
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
    Binding: Paperback
    Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 2.486
    Language: English

    Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, David Bordwell's and Kristin Thompson's Film Art has been the best-selling and widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. While it continues to provide the best introduction to the fundamentals of serious film study, the eighth edition has been revised be more classroom friendly by introducing film techniques earlier in the text, followed by the chapters on Film Genres. Supported by a text-specific Tutorial CD-ROM with video clips, Film Art is automatically packaged with this outstanding student learning tool.

    David Bordwell is Jacques Ledoux Professor of Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a master's degree and a doctorate from the University of Iowa. He is the author of The Films of Carl Theodor Dreyer (University California Press, 1981), Narration in the Fiction Film (University Wisconsin Press, 1985), Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema (British Film Institute/Princeton University Press, 1988), Making Meaning: Inference and Rhetoric in the Interpretation of Cinema (Harvard University Press, 1989), The Cinema of Eisenstein (Harvard University Press, 1993), On the History of Film Style (Harvard University Press, 1997) and Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment (Harvard University Press, 2000). He has won a University Distinguished Teaching Award.

    Preface
    Film Art and Filmmaking
    Film as Art: Creativity, Technology, and Business
    Film Artistry in Shadow of a Doubt
    Box: A Closer Look: Picking out Patterns
    Mechanics of the Movies
    Illusion Machined
    Making the Movie: Film Production
    The Scriptwriting and Funding Phase
    The Preparation Phase
    Shooting Phase
    The Assembly Phase
    Box: A Closer Look: Some Terms and Roles in Film Production
    Artistic Implications of the Production Process
    Modes of Production
    Large-Scale Production
    Exploitation and Independent Production
    Small-Scale Production
    Artistic Implications of Different Modes of Production
    Box: A Closer Look: Convergences: Film and Video
    Bringing the Film to the Audience: Distribution and Exhibition
    Distribution: The Center of Power
    Exhibition: Theatrical and Nontheatrical
    Box: Movies on Screen: A 2004 Profile of Theatrical Exhibition
    Artistic Implications of Distribution and Exhibition
    Summary
    Where to Go from Here
    Websites
    Recommended DVDs
    Recommended DVD Supplements
    Film Form
    The Significance of Film Form
    The Concept of Form in Film
    Form as System
    "Form" Versus "Content"
    Formal Expectations
    Conventions and Experience
    Form and Feeling
    Form and Meaning
    Evaluation
    Principles of Film Form
    Function
    Similarity and Repetition
    Difference and Variation
    Development
    Unity and Disunity
    Summary
    Where to Go from Here
    Websites
    Recommended DVD Supplements
    Narrative as a Formal System
    Principles of Narrative Construction
    Plot and Story
    Cause and Effect
    Time
    Space
    Box: A Closer Look: Playing Games with Story Time
    Openings, Closings, and Patterns of Development
    Narration: The Flow of Story Information
    Range of Story Information
    Depth of Story Information
    The Narrator
    Summing Up Narration
    The Classical Hollywood Cinema
    Narrative Form in Citizen Kane
    Overall Narrative Expectations in Citizen Kane
    Plot and Story m Citizen Kane
    Citizen Kane's Causality
    Time in Citizen Kane
    Motivation Citizen Kane
    Citizen Kane's Parallelism
    Patterns of Plot Development in Citizen Kane
    Narration in Citizen Kane
    Summary
    Where to Go from Here
    Websites
    Recommended DVD Supplements
    Film Style
    The Shot: Mise-en-Scene
    What Is Mise-en-Scene?
    Aspects of Mise-en-Scene
    Setting
    Costume and Makeup
    Lighting
    Staging: Movement and Performance
    Box: A Closer Look: The Film Actor's Toolkit
    Putting It All Together: Mise-en-Scene in Space and Time
    Space
    Time
    Narrative Functions of Mise-en-Scene in Our Hospitality
    Summary
    Where to Go from Here
    Websites
    Recommended DVD Supplements
    The Shot: Cinematography
    The Photographic Image
    The Range of Tonalities
    Speed of Motion
    Perspective
    Box-A Closer Look: From Monsters to the Mundane: Computer-Generated imagery in The Lord of the Rings
    Framing
    Frame Dimensions and Shape
    Box: A Closer Look: Common Aspect Ratios of 35mm Film
    Onscreen and Offscreen Space
    Angle, Level, Height, and Distance of Framing
    The Mobile Frame
    Duration of the Image: The Long Take
    Functions of the Long Take
    The Long Take and the Mobile Frame
    Summary
    Where to Go from Here
    Websites
    Recommended DVD Supplements
    The Relation of Shot to Shot: Editing
    What Is Editing?
    Dimensions of Film Editing
    Graphic Relations Between Shot A and Shot B
    Rhythmic Relations Between Shot A and Shot B
    Spatial Relations Between Shot A and Shot B
    Temporal Relations Between Shot A and Shot B
    Continuity Editing
    Spatial Continuity: The 180[Degrees] System
    Continuity Editing in The Maltese Falcon
    Continuity Editing: Some Fine Points
    More Refinements: Crossing the Axis of Action
    Crosscutting
    Temporal Editing: Order, Frequency, and Duration
    Box: A Closer Look: Intensified Continuity: L.A. Confidential and Contemporary Editing
    Alternatives to Continuity Editing
    Graphic and Rhythmic Possibilities
    Spatial and Temporal Discontinuity
    Functions of Discontinuity Editing: October
    Summary
    Where to Go from Here
    Websites
    Recommended DVD Supplements
    Sound in the Cinema
    The Powers of Sound
    Fundamentals of Film Sound
    Perceptual Properties
    Selection, Alteration, and Combination
    Dimensions of Film Sound
    Rhythm
    Fidelity
    Space
    Box: A Closer Look: Offscreen Sound and Optical Point of View: The Money Exchange in Jackie Brown
    Time
    Functions of Film Sound: A Man Escaped
    Fontaine's Commentary
    Sound Effects and Narration
    Sound Motifs
    Music
    A Sample Sequence
    Summary
    Where to Go from Here
    Websites
    Recommended DVD Supplements
    Summary: Style as a Formal System
    The Concept of Style
    Style and the Filmmaker
    Style and the Viewer
    Analyzing Film Style
    Determine the Organization Structure
    Identify the Salient Techniques Used
    Trace Out Patterns of Techniques
    Propose Functions for the Salient Techniques and the Patterns They Form
    Style in Citizen Kane
    Summary
    Where to Go from Here
    Recommended DVD Supplements
    Types of Films
    Film Genres
    Understanding Genre
    Defining a Genre
    Analyzing a Genre
    Genre History
    Box: A Closer Look: A Contemporary Genre: The Crime Thriller
    The Social Functions of Genres
    Three Genres
    The Western
    The Horror Film
    The Musical
    Summary
    Where to Go from Here
    Websites
    Recommended DVD Supplements
    Documentary, Experimental, and Animated Films
    Documentary
    What Is a Documentary?
    Types Documentary
    The Boundaries Between Documentary and Fiction
    Types of Form in Documentary Films
    Categorical Form
    Rhetorical Form
    Experimental Film
    Types of Form in Experimental Films
    Abstract Form
    Associational Form
    The Animated Film
    An Example of Narrative Animation: Duck Amuck
    An Example of Experimental Animation: Fuji
    Summary
    Where to Go from Here
    Websites
    Recommended DVD Supplements
    Critical Analysis of Films
    Film Criticism: Critical Analyses
    The Classical Narrative Cinema
    His Girl Friday
    North by Northwest
    Do The Right Thing
    Narrative Alternatives to Classical Filmmaking
    Breathless (A Bout de Souffle)
    Tokyo Story (Tokyo Monogatari)
    Chungking Express (Chung Hing sam lam)
    Documentary Form and Style
    Man with a Movie Camera (Chelovek s kinoapparatom)
    The Thin Blue Line
    Form, Style, and Ideology
    Meet Me in St. Louis
    Raging Bull
    Writing a Critical Analysis of a Film
    Preparing to Write
    Develop a Thesis That Your Essay Will Explain and Support
    Draw Up a Segmentation of the Entire Film
    Note Outstanding Instances of Film Technique
    Organizing and Writing
    Summary
    Sample Essay: Fantasy and Reality in The King of Comedy
    Where to Go from Here
    Sample-Analysis Films on DVD
    Film History
    Film Art and Film History
    Early Cinema (1893-1903)
    The Development of the Classical Hollywood Cinema (1908-1927)
    German Expressionism (1919-1926)
    French Impressionism and Surrealism (1918-1930)
    Impressionism
    Surrealism
    Soviet Montage (1924-1930)
    The Classical Hollywood Cinema After the Coming of Sound
    Italian Neorealism (1942-1951)
    The French New Wave (1959-1964)
    The New Hollywood and Independent Filmmaking
    Contemporary Hong Kong Cinema
    Where to Go from Here
    Recommended DVDs
    Recommended DVD Supplements
    Glossary
    Credits
    Index

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