Essential Cinema An Introduction to Film Analysis

ISBN-10: 1439083681
ISBN-13: 9781439083680
Edition: 2014
Authors: Jon Lewis
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Book details

List price: $108.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Succinct, lively, and affordable, ESSENTIAL CINEMA: AN INTRODUCTION TO FILM ANALYSIS vividly illustrates principles in action as it helps you develop effective skills in close analysis. The book is packed with frame captures you can readily relate to, and it also features interviews with film practitioners throughout, giving you insight into real-world practice. In addition, unique screening questions at the end of each chapter help you apply chapter concepts to any film you watch, while the running glossary and end-of-text illustrated glossary offer easy access to full explanations of concepts.

Analyzing Movies
The Magic of Movies
Movies as Entertainment and Art
How to 'Read' a Film
Narrative And Genre
Narrative Structure
Characters
Genre
Mise-En-Sc ^Ne
The Set
Costumes, Make-Up, and Hair
Blocking and Performance
The Lights
Camerawork
Camera Placement
Camera Movement
Focus and Depth
The Plastic Material: Stock, Exposure, and Effects
Editing
Elements of Editing
Continuity Editing
Alternative Editing Styles
Sound
Sound and Image
The Voice Track
Music
Sound Effects
Sound Editing and Mixing
The Commercial And Industrial Contexts
The Business of Film
Distribution and Marketing
Exhibition
Documentary, Animated, And Experimental Films
Documentary
Animation
Experimental Film
Film History
Hollywood
American Independents
Europe
Non-Western Film
Writing About Film
Essay Writing Strategies
Research and Citation

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