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Film Art An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0073535109

ISBN-13: 9780073535104

Edition: 10th 2013

Authors: David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson

List price: $125.99
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Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979,David BordwellandKristin Thompson'sFilm Arthas been the best-selling and most widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. Taking a skills-centered approach supported by examples from many periods and countries, the authors help students develop a core set of analytical skills that will enrich their understanding of any film, in any genre. In-depth examples deepen students’ appreciation for how creative choices by filmmakers affect what viewers experience and how they respond.Film Artis generously illustrated with more than 1,000 frame enlargements taken directly from completed films, providing concrete…    
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Book details

List price: $125.99
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 8/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Film Art and Filmmaking
Film as Art: Creativity, Technology, and Business
Film Form
The Significance of Film Form
Narrative as a Formal System
Film Style
The Shot: Mise-en-Scene
The Shot: Cinematography
The Relation of Shot to Shot: Editing
Sound in the Cinema
Summary: Style as a Formal System
Types of Films
Film Genres
Documentary, Experimental, and Animated Films
Critical Analysis of Films
Film Criticism: Sample Analyses
Appendix: Writing a Critical Analysis of a Film
Film History
Film Art and Film History