Way Hollywood Tells It Story and Style in Modern Movies
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Description: Hollywood moviemaking is one of the constants of American life, but how much has it changed since the glory days of the big studios? David Bordwell argues that the principles of visual storytelling created in the studio era are alive and well, even in today's bloated blockbusters. American filmmakers have created a durable tradition--one that we should not be ashamed to call artistic, and one that survives in both mainstream entertainment and niche-marketed indie cinema. Bordwell traces the continuity of this tradition in a wide array of films made since 1960, from romantic comedies likeJerry MaguireandLove Actuallyto more imposing efforts likeA Beautiful Mind. He also draws upon testimony from writers, directors, and editors who are acutely conscious of employing proven principles of plot and visual style. Within the limits of the "classical" approach, innovation can flourish. Bordwell examines how imaginative filmmakers have pushed the premises of the system in films such asJFK, Memento,andMagnolia. He discusses generational, technological, and economic factors leading to stability and change in Hollywood cinema and includes close analyses of selected shots and sequences. As it ranges across four decades, examining classics likeAmerican GraffitiandThe Godfatheras well as recent success likeThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, this book provides a vivid and engaging interpretation of how Hollywood moviemakers have created a vigorous, resourceful tradition of cinematic storytelling that continues to engage audiences around the world.
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Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 4/10/2006
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction: Beyond the Blockbuster|
|A Real Story|
|Continuing Tradition, by Any Means Necessary|
|Pushing the Premises|
|Subjective Stories and Network Narratives|
|A Certain Amount of Plot: Tentpoles, Locomotives, Blockbusters, Megapictures, and the Action Movie|
|A Stylish Style|
|Intensified Continuity: Four Dimensions|
|Some Likely Sources|
|Style, Plain and Fancy|
|A Hollywood Timeline, 1960-2004|