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The language of film

Author: Robert Edgar-Hunt; John Marland; Steven Rawle
Publisher: London ; New York : Fairchild Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, [2015] ©2010
Series: Basics filmmaking.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Becoming an effective filmmaker involves being deliberately mindful of the structures and conventions that allow film to communicate meaning to a global audience. The Language of Film explores complex topics such as semiotics, narrative, intertextuality, ideology and the aesthetics of film in a clear and straightforward style, enabling you to apply these ideas and techniques to your own analysis or film-making.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Edgar-Hunt; John Marland; Steven Rawle
ISBN: 9781472575241 1472575245
OCLC Number: 895030381
Notes: "First published in 2010."
Description: 216 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Semiotics: Images; The Visual Mind; Reading the Signs; Making Meaning; Codes and Filters; Case study: Seven; Chapter Summary --
Narrative: Theories of Storytelling; Structuralism; Theories of Structure; Genette's Narrative Discourse; Music; Short film and narrative; Case Study: The secret life of Walter Mitty; Chapter Summary --
Intertextuality: Text; Quotation; Allusion; Cult Film; Genre; Case Study: Citizen Kane; Chapter Summary --
Ideology: Ideological Analysis; Realism; Ideology and Genre; Case study: Dead Man's Shoes; Chapter Summary --
Frames and Images: The Shot; Distance, Height and Framing; Shot Distances; Mise en Scène; The Mobile Camera Frame; Time and the Long Take; Case Study: Hero; Chapter Summary --
Sound: Film: An Audiovisual Medium; Sound Properties; Diegetic and Non-diegetic Sound; Off-screen Space and Audio; The voice; Music; Case study: Berberian Sound Studio; Chapter Summary --
Constructing Meaning: Continuity Editing; Discontinuity Editing; Montage; Pacing; Case study: Psycho; Chapter Summary.
Series Title: Basics filmmaking.
Responsibility: Robert Edgar, John Marland, Steven Rawle.

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"Becoming an effective filmmaker involves being deliberately mindful of the structures and conventions that allow film to communicate meaning to a global audience. The Language of Film explores complex topics such as semiotics, narrative, intertextuality, ideology and the aesthetics of film in a clear and straightforward style, enabling you to apply these ideas and techniques to your own analysis or film-making. With full-colour film stills, in-depth case studies and a wide range of practical exercises, The Language of Film will help you to make the transition from consumer to practitioner - from someone who just responds to the language of film, to someone who actively uses it. In the second edition, a new chapter examines how sound contributes to narrative and space to tell stories, create imaginary worlds and shape the realist (and often non-realist) effect of cinema. Along with two case studies from the first edition, Seven (dir: David Fincher) and Citizen Kane (dir: Orson Welles), the second edition also includes five new case studies: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (dir: Ben Stiller), Dead Man's Shoes (dir: Shane Meadows), Hero (dir: Yimou Zhang), Berberian Sound Studio (d: Peter Strickland) and Psycho (d: Alfred Hitchcock)"--

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