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Becoming film literate : the art and craft of motion pictures

Author: Vincent LoBrutto
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, ©2005.
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Offers an entertaining and educational guide to the filmmaking process, through the lens of fifty landmark films that epitomize fifty key aspects of the art of cinema.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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LoBrutto, Vincent.
Becoming film literate.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, c2005
(DLC) 2004028099
(OCoLC)57169982
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent LoBrutto
ISBN: 0313088683 9780313088681 0275981444 9780275981440
OCLC Number: 191734019
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 384 p.) : ill.
Contents: Non-linear storytelling: Amores Perros. --
Transformation of the American comedy: Annie Hall. --
Tableau narrative structure and sound design: Apocalypse now. --
The body as cinematic landscape: L'Avventura. --
Editing --
Russian montage: The battleship Potemkin. --
Italian neorealism: The bicycle thief. --
Production design: Blade runner. --
Dream state: Blue velvet. --
The period film as mirror for the present: Bonnie and Clyde. --
Expressionism in cinema: The cabinet of Dr. Caligari. --
Classical Hollywood film style: Casablanca. --
Surrealism in cinema: Un chien Andalou. --
The authorial voice: Citizen Kane. --
Shot structure: The crowd. --
Thematic unity: The Decalogue. --
Mythopoetic film: Dog star man. --
Political objectives through cinematic storytelling: Do the right thing. --
Film noir: Double indemnity. --
The personal film: 8 1/2. --
Animation and music: Fantasia. --
An American musical: 42nd Street. --
New York filmmaking: The French connection. --
Period comedy: The general. --
Parallel storytelling: Intolerance. --
French New Wave: Jules and Jim. --
The epic: Lawrence of Arabia. --
The political thriller: The Manchurian candidate. --
Self-referential cinema: Man with a movie camera. --
Architecture in production design: Metropolis. --
Roots of documentary film: Nanook of the North. --
Multiplot, multicharacter narrative: Nashville. --
Method acting: On the waterfront. --
The close-up: The passion of Joan of Arc. --
Dark side of American cinema: Psycho. --
Subtext in personal expression: Raging bull. --
Multiple point-of-view narrative: Rashomon. --
Widescreen filmmaking: Rebel without a cause. --
Camera movement as metaphor: La Ronde. --
Mise-en-scène: Rules of the game. --
Direct cinema: Salesman. --
The Freudian western: The searchers. --
Defining, theme, metaphor, and character through color, texture, and environmental design: Se7en. --
Symbolism in the cinema: The seventh seal. --
Art of the B movie: Shock corridor. --
Digital filmmaking: Star wars: Episode II --
Attack of the clones. --
Birth of a nonfiction film style: The thin blue line. --
Experimental narrative: 2001: a space odyssey. --
The essay film: Weekend. --
Screen violence as metaphor: The wild bunch. --
Independent filmmaking: A woman under the influence.
Responsibility: Vincent LoBrutto ; foreword by Jan Harlan.

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Though movies have remained our foremost cultural pastime for over 100 years, many of us still know very little about the tools used to create them. Illustrates important concepts such as, editing,  Read more...

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