Film Art : An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0072484551
ISBN-13: 9780072484557
Edition: 7th 2004
List price: $61.45
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Description: Film is an art form with a language and an aesthethic all its own, and since 1979 David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson's 'Film Art' has been the most respected introduction to and analysis of cinema. In this 7th edition, the book has been extensively  More...

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List price: $61.45
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.10" long x 0.85" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Film is an art form with a language and an aesthethic all its own, and since 1979 David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson's 'Film Art' has been the most respected introduction to and analysis of cinema. In this 7th edition, the book has been extensively re-designed to improve readability.

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
The Work of Film Productionp. 3
Types of Filmsp. 42
The Significance of Film Formp. 65
Narrative as a Formal Systemp. 89
Nonnarrative Formal Systemsp. 128
The Shot: Mise-En-Scenep. 169
The Shot: Cinematographyp. 210
The Relation of Shot to Shot: Editingp. 270
Sound in the Cinemap. 315
Style as a Formal Systemp. 355
Film Criticism: Sample Analysesp. 383
Film Form and Film Historyp. 441
Glossaryp. 477
Internet Resources: Selected Reference Sites in Film from the World Wide Webp. 483
Creditsp. 485
Indexp. 487
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

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