Film Experience An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0312445857

ISBN-13: 9780312445850

Edition: 2nd 2009

List price: $86.99
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The Film Experienceis a comprehensive introduction to film that treats students as the avid movie fans they are while surpassing all other texts in helping them understand the art form's full scope, breadth, and depth. Like other introductory texts, it offers strong coverage of film's formal elements, but goes further by situating this formal knowledge in the larger cultural contexts that inform the ways that we all view film. The authors' rich narrative integrates the cultural history of film throughout and demonstrates how the elements, practices, economics, and history of the medium contribute to a film's many possible meanings. The outstanding art program now in full color visually reinforces all the key concepts and techniques discussed in the text.
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Book details

List price: $86.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 12/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Preface
Film Contexts: Making, Watching, and Studying Movies
Introduction to the Film Experience
Preparing Viewers and Views: Distribution, Production, Promotion, and Exhibition
Compositions: Film Scenes, Shots, Cuts, and Sounds
Exploring a Material World: Mise-en-Scene
Seeing through the Image: Cinematography
Relating Images: Editing
Listening to the Cinema: Film Sound
Organizational Structures: From Stories to Genres
Telling Stories about Time: Narrative Film
Representing Reality: Documentary Films
Experimental Screens: Avant-garde Film, Video Art, and New Media
Rituals, Conventions, Archetypes, and Formulas: Movie Genres
Histories: Hollywood and Beyond
Conventional Film History: Evolutions, Masterpieces, and Periodization
Global and Local: Inclusive Histories of the Movies
Reactions: Reading and Writing about Film
Reading about Film: Critical Methods and Theories
Writing a Film Essay: Observations, Arguments, Research, and Analysis
Glossary
Index
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