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Figures traced in light : on cinematic staging

Author: David Bordwell
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005.
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A film tells its story not only through dialogue and actors' performances, but also through the director's control of movement and shot design. This is a detailed consideration of how cinematic staging carries the story, expresses emotion, and beguiles the audience through pictorial composition.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bordwell, David.
Figures traced in light.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607572875
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Bordwell
ISBN: 0520232267 9780520232266 0520241975 9780520241978
OCLC Number: 54111417
Description: xii, 314 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Staging and style --
Feuillade, or Storytelling --
Mizoguchi, or Modulation --
Angelopoulos, or Melancholy --
Hou, or Constraints --
Staging and stylistics.
Responsibility: David Bordwell.
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A film tells its story not only through dialogue and actors' performances, but also through the director's control of movement and shot design. This is a detailed consideration of how cinematic staging carries the story, expresses emotion, and beguiles the audience through pictorial composition.

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"The choreography of cinematic creation is stunningly revealed in this learned and lively book. Finely historical with meticulous descriptions of directors, actors, and cameras in motion, Figures Read more...

 
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