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Movies and Meaning An Introduction to Film

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ISBN-10: 0205480772

ISBN-13: 9780205480777

Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Stephen Prince

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This comprehensive introduction to the film industry focuses on three topics: how movies express meanings, how viewers understand those meanings, and how cinema functions globally as both an art and a business. This is the only introductory film text to examine the elements of film style "and" the viewer's contribution to the cinema experience. Includes case studies of prominent films, Sidebar material extends major topics of discussion and to profiles major directors, Coverage of new technologies and their impact on filmmaking. The contemporary film industry, the major studios, and the interplay between business and aesthetics well as blockbusters, new technologies, the film industry, and…    
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Book details

List price: $100.40
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Film Structure
Elements of Film Structure
Structure and the Camera
Structural Design and Creative Choice
The Camera and Human Perception: Cinema's Dual Capability
Collaboration and Previsualization
The Essentials of Cinematography
Cinematography and the Digital Domain
Visual Style and Design Quotations
Production Design
What the Production Designer Does
Basic Tools of Production Design
The Design Concept
Production Design and Special Effects
Acting in Film and Theater
Categories of Film Performers
Method and Technical Approaches to Performing
The Performer as an Element of Visual Design
Performance, Emotion, and the Viewerrsquo;s Response
Editing: Making the Cut
What Is Editing?
Linear and Nonlinear Systems
Functions of Editing
The Principles of Continuity Editing
Alternatives to Continuity Editing
Principles of Sound Design
Sound in Contemporary Film
Evolution of Film Sound
Types of Sound
Sound Design
The Nature of Narrative in Film
Story and Script
The Turn to Narrative in Early Film History
Elements of Narrative
The Classical Hollywood Narrative
The Viewer's Contribution to Narrative
Film Genres
The Western
The Gangster Film
The Musical
The Horror Film
Science Fiction
The War Film
Film Noir
Modes of Screen Reality
Fantasy and the Fantastic
Cinematic Self-Reflexivity
Hollywood International
The Global Dominance of Hollywood
International Influence of Hollywood Style
Cinema in Multiple Contexts
Independent Film
International Film
Women in Film
African American Film
Film Criticism and Interpretation