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Becoming film literate : the art and craft of motion pictures

Author: Vincent Lobrutto
Publisher: Westport, Connecticut [etc.] : Praeger, 2005.
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Lobrutto
ISBN: 0275981444 9780275981440
OCLC Number: 932570495
Description: xviii, 384 p. : il.
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction 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: Cassablanca 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 Idemnity 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 the 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: LaRonde Mise-en-Scene: 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 Glossary Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Vincent LoBrutto ; foreword by Jan Harlan.


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"To introduce students to the basic tools of cinema, LoBrutto (editing, production design and cinema studies, School of Visual Arts) uses 50 landmark films as illustrations of concepts such as Read more...

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