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Film art : an introduction

Author: David Bordwell; Kristin Thompson
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 9th edView all editions and formats
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Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson's Film Arthas been the best-selling and widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. Taking a skills-centered approach supported by a wide range of examples from various periods and countries, the authors strive to help students develop a core set of analytical skills that will deepen their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Bordwell; Kristin Thompson
ISBN: 9780071220576 0071220577 9780073386164 0073386162
OCLC Number: 456179577
Description: xx, 519 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Film art and filmmaking. Film as art : creativity, technology, and business --
Film form. The significance of film form ; Narrative as a formal system --
Film style. The shot : mise-en-scene ; The shot : cinematography ; The relation of shot to shot : editing ; Sound in the cinema ; Summary : style as a formal system --
Types of films. Film genres ; Documentary, experimental, and animated films --
Critical analysis of films. Film criticism : sample analyses --
Film history. Film art and film history.
Responsibility: David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson.

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Presents frame enlargements throughout the text that enable students to view images taken directly from completed films, while an optional, text-specific tutorial CD-ROM helps clarify and reinforce  Read more...

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