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On the history of film style

Author: David Bordwell
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. [u.a.] : Harvard Univ. Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. prView all editions and formats

The study of cinematic style has in many ways shaped attitudes towards films. Style assigns films to a tradition, distinguishes a classic and signals the arrival of innovation. This book shows how  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Bordwell
ISBN: 0674634284 9780674634282 0674634292 9780674634299
OCLC Number: 174871844
Description: x, 322 S. : ill
Contents: The Way Movies Look: The Significance of Stylistic History Defending and Defining the Seventh Art: The Standard Version of Stylistic History A Developing Repertoire: The Basic Story Film Culture and the Basic Story The Standard Version: Central Assumptions Coming to Terms with Sound Bardeche, Brasillach, and the Standard Version Against the Seventh Art: Andre Bazin and the Dialectical Program A New Avant-Garde The Evolution of Film Language Toward an Impure Cinema From Stylistic History to Thematic Criticism The Return of Modernism: Noel Burch and the Oppositional Program Radicalizing Form The Institutional Mode and Its Others Living Shadows and Distant Observers Prospects for Progress: Recent Research Programs Piecemeal History Culture, Vision, and the Perpetually New Problems and Solutions Exceptionally Exact Perceptions: On Staging in DepthIdeology and Depth Making the Image Intelligible Dumb Giants Depth, Decoupage, and Camera Movement Redefining Mise en Scene Expanding the Image and Compressing Depth Eclecticism and Archaism Notes Index
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[Bordwell] explains how film scholars have tried to codify stylistic continuity and change over the past 80 years. Beginning with the 'Standard Version' of stylistic history as espoused by Robert Read more...

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