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Looking at movies : an introduction to film

Author: Richard Meran Barsam; Dave Monahan
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Looking at Movies is the most effective introduction to film analysis available. From its very first chapter, Looking at Movies provides students with the tools they need to become perceptive viewers  Read more...

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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Meran Barsam; Dave Monahan
ISBN: 9780393913026 0393913023
OCLC Number: 806981160
Description: xx, 616 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm + 2 DVDs (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Book. Looking at movies. Looking at movies ; What is a movie? ; Ways of looking at movies --
Principles of film form. Film form ; Form and content ; Form and expectations ; Patterns ; Fundamentals of film form ; Realism and antirealism ; Cinematic language --
Types of movies. The idea of narrative ;Types of movies ; Hybrid movies ; Genre ; Six major American genres ; Evolution and transformation of genre ; What about animation? --
Elements of narrative. What is narrative? ; The screenwriter ; Elements of narrative ; Looking at narrative : John Ford's Stagecoach --
Mise-en-scène. What is mise-en-scène? ; Design ; Composition ; Looking at mise-en-scène --
Cinematography. What is cinematography? ; The director of photography ; Cinematographic properties of the shot ; Framing of the shot ; Speed and length of the shot ; Special effects --
Acting. What is acting? ; The evolution of screen acting ; Casting actors ; Aspects of performance ; How filmmaking affects acting ; Looking at acting --
Editing. What is editing? ; The film editor ; Major approaches to editing : continuity and discontinuity ; Looking at editing --
Sound. What is sound? ; Sound production ; Describing film sound ; Sources of film sound ; Types of film sound ; Functions of film sound ; Sound in Orson Welles's Citizen Kane --
Film history. What is film history? ; Basic approaches to studying film history ; A short overview of film history ; 1947 --
present : new cinemas in Great Britain, Europe, and Asia ; 1965-1995 : the new American cinema --
Filmmaking technologies and production systems. The whole equation ; Film, video, and digital technologies : an overview ; How a movie is made ; The studio system ; The independent system ; Financing in the industry ; Marketing and distribution ; Production in Hollywood today --
Glossary. DVD 1. Tutorials. Looking at movies. Film analysis, part I : Juno (15 min.) ; Film analysis, part II : Harry Potter (14 min.) --
Principles of film form. Form and content (5 min.) --
Types of movies. Genre : the western (8 min.) --
Elements of narrative. Narrators, narration, and narrative (9 min.) ; Diegetic and nondiegetic elements (9 min.) ; Suspense and surprise (2 min.) --
Mise-en-scène. Setting and expressionism (6 min.) ; Lighting and familiar image in the Night of the hunter (8 min.) ; Composing the frame (8 min.) ; The Lumière Brothers' "Actualitès" (1 min.) --
Cinematography. Lighting (10 min.) ; Shot types and implied proximity (6 min.) ; Camera angles (6 min.) ; Point of view (5 min.) ; Zoom and moving camera effects (6 min.) ; The moving camera (5 min.) ; Focal length (5 min.) --
Acting. Persona and performance (4 min.) ; Editing and performance in Snapshot (10 min.) --
Editing. The evolution of editing : continuity and classical cutting (14 min.) ; The evolution of editing : montage (13 min.) ; The Kuleshov experiment (10 min.) ; The 180-degree rule (4 min.) ; Editing techniques in Snapshot (5 min.) --
Sound. Sound in Snapshot (5 min.). DVD 2. Short films. Bartholomew's song (2005) / Destin Cretton and Lowell Frank (11:00) ; The big charade (2003) / Jesse McKeown (5:00) ; Death to the Tinman (2007) / Ray Tintori (12:00) ; Dreamscapes (2002) / Sean McBride (6:00) ; The hill (2004) / Deborah Chow (12:00) ; Kleingeld (1999) / Marc-Andreas Bochert (15:00) ; Passengers (2005) / Joseph T. Walker (8:00) ; Snapshot (2005) / Andrew Lund (28:00) ; Spam-Ku (2005) / Steven K. Tsuchida (5:00) ; The strip mall trilogy (2001) / Roger Beebe (9:00) ; Things grow (2010) / Dave Monahan (19:00) ; Two cars, one night (2006) / Taika Waititi (12:00).
Responsibility: Richard Barsam & Dave Monahan ; [editor: Peter Simon].

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