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Film art : an introduction

Author: David Bordwell; Kristin Thompson
Publisher: Boston : McGraw Hill, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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Film is an art form with a language and an aesthethic all its own. This edition has been re-designed in colour greatly enhancing the text's visual appeal and overall accessibility to today's students. The text is supported by a CD-ROM with video clips, and text-specific website.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bordwell, David.
Film art.
Boston : McGraw Hill, ©2008
(OCoLC)707369174
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Bordwell; Kristin Thompson
ISBN: 9780073535067 0073535060 0073310271 9780073310275 0071101594 9780071101592 9780071286442 0071286446 9780073265926 0073265926
OCLC Number: 71582190
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiii, 505 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: IBM-PC or compatible; Window 98 or higher.
Contents: Film as art : Creativity, technology and business --
The significance of film form --
Narrative as a formal system --
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 --
Film genres --
Documentary, experimental and animated films --
Film criticism: Sample analyses --
Film art and film history.
Responsibility: David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson.

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An introduction to the analysis of cinema. This work provides an introduction to the fundamentals of serious film study, followed by the chapters on Film Genres. It is supported by a text-specific  Read more...

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by clayton994 (WorldCat user on 2008-04-18)

Part I. Film art and filmmaking -- 1. Film as art: creativity, technology and business -- Part II. Film form -- 2. The significance of film form -- 3. Narrative as a formal system -- Part III. Film style -- 4. The shot: mise-en-scene -- 5. The shot: cinematography -- 6. The relation of shot to shot: editing -- 7. Sound in the cinema -- 8. Summary: style as a formal system -- Part IV. Types of films -- 9. Film genres -- 10. Documentary, experimental and animated films -- Part V. Critical analysis of films -- 11. Film criticism: sample analyses -- Part VI. Film history -- 12. Film art and film history -- Glossary.

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