Understanding Movies

ISBN-10: 0131890980

ISBN-13: 9780131890985

Edition: 10th 2005

Authors: Louis D. Giannetti

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For undergraduate courses in Introduction to Film, Introduction to Cinema, and Film Appreciation. Understanding Movies is the best selling film text on the market! Designed to help students analyze movies with precision and technical sophistication, this book focuses on formalismhow the languages of the film (e.g., camera work, editing, lighting, story, photography, etc.) create meaning. Building on the same principle of organization as previous editionsstructuring chapters around the elements of filmthe new edition of this best seller offers a lavish use of color, printed on high-quality paper and has been updated to integrate recent films, developments in filmmaking, and personalities in the field. A CD-ROM of interviews with filmmakers is available in a special value package.
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Book details

List price: $92.80
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936

Preface
Acknowledgments
Photography
Overview
Realism and Formalism
The Shots
The Angles
Light and Dark
Color
Lenses, Filters, and Stocks
Special Effects
The Cinematographer
Further Reading
Mise en Scene
Overview
The Frame
Composition and Design
Territorial Space
Proxemic Patterns
Open and Closed Forms
Further Reading
Movement
Overview
Kinetics
The Moving Camera
Mechanical Distortions of Movement
Further Reading
Editing
Overview
Continuity
D. W. Griffith and Classical Cutting
Soviet Montage and the Formalist Tradition
Andre Bazin and the Tradition of Realism
Hitchcock's North by Northwest: Storyboard Version
Further Reading
Sound
Overview
Historical Background
Sound Effects
Music
Musicals
Spoken Language
Further Reading
Acting
Overview
Stage and Screen Acting
The American Star System
Styles of Acting
Casting
Further Reading
Drama
Overview
Time, Space, and Language
The Director
Settings and Decor
Costumes and Makeup
Further Reading
Story
Overview
Narratology
The Spectator
The Classical Paradigm
Realistic Narratives
Formalistic Narratives
Nonfictional Narratives
Genre and Myth
Further Reading
Writing
Overview
The Screenwriter
The Screenplay
North by Northwest: Reading Version
Figurative Comparisons
Point of View
Literary Adaptations
Further Reading
Ideology
Overview
The Left-Center-Right Model
Culture, Religion, and Ethnicity
Feminism
Gay Liberation
Tone
Further Reading
Critique
Overview
Theories of Realism
Formalist Film Theories
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