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Looking at Movies An Introduction to Film

ISBN-10: 0393171302
ISBN-13: 9780393171303
Edition: 2nd 2007
Authors: Richard Barsam
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 450
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Looking at Movies, Second Edition, offers students everything they need to understand and appreciate film: a visually dynamic presentation, more help with film analysis than any other text, and a sophisticated and integrated media package featuring nearly four hours of moving-image content. The text, DVDs, website, and writing guide package costs less than competing texts alone, makingLooking at Moviesan outstanding value for your students. Includes two DVDs, access to the student website, and a supplementaryWriting About Moviesguide.

What Is a Movie?
Learning Objectives
Looking at Movies
Form and Content
Form and Expectations
Patterns
Principles of Film Form
Movies Manipulate Space and Time in Unique Ways
Movies Depend on Light
Photography
Series Photography
Motion Picture Photography
Movies Provide an Illusion of Movement
Realism and Antirealism
Verisimilitude
Cinematic Language
Types of Movies
Narrative Films
Genre
Nonfiction Films
Animated Films
Experimental Films
Summary: What Is a Movie?
Analyzing Movies
Screening Checklist: What Is a Movie?
Questions for Review
Movies Described or Illustrated in This Chapter
Narrative
Learning Objectives
What Is Narrative?
The Screenwriter
Evolution of a Typical Screenplay
Elements of Narrative
Story and Plot
Order
Events: Hubs and Satellites
Duration
Suspense Versus Surprise
Repetition
Characters
Setting
Scope
Narration and Narrators
Looking at Narrative: John Ford 's Stagecoach
Story
Plot
Order
Diegetic and Nondiegetic Elements
Hubs and Satellites
Duration
Suspense
Repetition
Characters
Setting
Scope
Narration
Analyzing Narrative
Screening Checklist: Narrative
Questions for Review
Movies Described or Illustrated in This Chapter
Mise-en-Sc�ne
Learning Objectives
What Is Mise-en-Sc�ne?
Design
The Production Designer
Elements of Design
Setting, D�cor, and Properties
Lighting
Costume, Makeup, and Hairstyle
International Styles of Design
Composition
Framing: What We See on the Screen
Onscreen and Offscreen Space
Open and Closed Framing
Kinesis: What Moves on the Screen
Movement of Figures Within the Frame
Looking at Mise-en-Sc�ne
Tim Burton 's Sleepy Hollow
Sam Mendes 's American Beauty
Michael Almereyda 's Hamlet
Analyzing Mise-en-Sc�ne
Screening Checklist: Mise-en-Sc�ne
Questions for Review
Movies Described or Illustrated in This Chapter
Cinematography
Learning Objectives
What Is Cinematography?
The Director of Photography
Cinematographic Properties of the Shot
Film Stock
Black and White
Color
Lighting
Source
Quality
Direction
Style
Lenses
Framing of the Shot
Proximity to the Camera
Depth
Camera Angle and Height
Eye Level
High Angle
Low Angle
Dutch Angle
Aerial View
Scale
Camera Movement
Pan Shot
Tilt Shot
Dolly Shot
Zoom
Crane Shot
Handheld Camera
Steadicam
Framing and Point of View
Speed and Length of the Shot
Special Effects
In-Camera, Mechanical, and Laboratory Effects
Computer-Generated Imagery
Analyzing Cinematography
Screening Checklist: Cinematography
Questions for Review
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