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Film studies : an introduction

Author: Ed Sikov
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2010.
Series: Film and culture.
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Sikov, Ed.
Film studies.
New York : Columbia University Press, c2010
(OCoLC)760923798
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Sikov
ISBN: 9780231142922 0231142927 9780231142939 0231142935
OCLC Number: 320798567
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 212 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: ntroduction: Representation and reality --
Pt. 1: Mise-en-scene: Within the image --
What is mise-en-scene? --
The shot --
Subject-camera distance--why it matters --
Camera angle --
Space and time on film --
Composition --
Study guide: Analyzing the shot --
Writing about the image --
Pt. 2: Mise-en-scene: Camera movement --
Mobile framing --
Types of camera movement --
Editing within the shot --
Space and movement --
Study guide: Analyzing camera movement --
Writing about camera movement --
Pt. 3: Mise-en-scene: Cinematography --
Motion picture photography --
Aspect ratio: from I:33 to widescreen --
Aspect ratio: form and meaning --
Lighting --
Three-point lighting --
Film stocks: super 8 to 70mm to video --
Black, white, gray and color --
A word or two about lenses --
Study guide: Analyzing cinematography --
Writing About cinematography --
Pt. 4: Editing: From shot to shot --
Transitions --
Montage --
The Kuleshov experiment --
Continuity editing --
The 180° system --
Shot/reverse-shot pattern --
Study guide: Analyzing shot-to-shot editing --
Writing about editing --
Pt. 5: Sound --
A very short history of film sound --
Recording, rerecording, editing and mixing --
Analytical categories of film sound --
Sound and space --
Study guide: Hearing sound, Analyzing sound --
Writing about sound and soundtracks --
Pt. 6: Narrative: From scene to scene --
Narrative structure --
Story and plot --
Scenes and sequences --
Transitions from scene to scene --
Character, desire, and conflict --
Analyzing conflict --
Study guide: Analyzing scene-to-scene editing --
Writing about narrative structure --
Pt.7: From screenplay to film --
Deeper into narrative structure --
Screenwriting: The three-act structure --
Segmentation: form --
Segmentation: meaning --
Study guide: story analysis and segmentation --
Writing about writing --
Pt. 8: Filmmakers --
Film--a director's art? --
Authorship --
The auteur theory --
The producer's role --
Teamwork --
Study guide: The problem of attribution --
Writing about directors --
Pt. 9: Performance --
Performance as an element of mise-en-scene --
Acting styles --
Stars and character actors --
Type and stereotype --
Women as types --
Acting in--and on--film --
Publicity: extra-filmic meaning --
Study guide: Analyzing acting --
writing about acting --
Pt.10: Genre --
What is a genre? --
Conventions, repetitions, and variations --
A brief taxonomy of two film genres--the western and the horror film --
Genre: the semantic/syntactic approach --
Film noir: a case study --
Study guide: Genre analysis for the introductory student --
Writing about genres --
Pt.11: Special effects --
Beyond the ordinary --
Optical and mechanical special effects --
Computer-generated imagery (CGI) --
Study guide: Effects and meaning --
Writing about special effects --
Pt.12: Putting it together: A model 8- to 10-page paper --
How this chapter works --
"Introducing Tyler," / Robert Paulson.
Series Title: Film and culture.
Responsibility: Ed Sikov.

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