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Grammar of the Film An Analysis of Film Technique

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ISBN-10: 0520306929

ISBN-13: 9780520306929

Edition: 1950

Authors: Raymond Spottiswoode

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Originally published in England in 1935, this book is an attempt to isolate the fundamental principles of film art and to teach in concrete detail how these principles are well or badly applied in the production of films.   This essential task, shirked or derided by most film critics today, Spottiswoode executed with skill and perception. He traced the history of the new medium, analyzed the aesthetic factors governing proper use of camera angle and movement, cuts, dissolves, sound, and other elements of film construction. He also examined the proces by which films produce their special effects upon audiences.   A Grammar of the Film contains some predictions that history has belied, and as…    
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Book details

List price: $62.95
Copyright year: 1950
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 4/29/2022
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 334
Size: 4.72" wide x 7.48" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English