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Understanding movies

Author: Louis D Giannetti
Publisher: Harlow : Prentice Hall, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 11th edView all editions and formats

'Understanding Movies' is designed to help students analyse movies with precision and technical sophistication. Its focus is on formalism - how the forms of the film create meaning. It is updated  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis D Giannetti
ISBN: 9780132336994 0132336995
OCLC Number: 84151657
Notes: Previous edition: 2005.
Description: xi, 611 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface.1. PHOTOGRAPHY: Overview. Realism and Formalism. The Shots. The Angles. Light and Dark. Color. Lenses, Filters, and Stocks. Special Effects. The Cinematographer. Further reading. 2. MISE EN SCENE: Overview. The Frame. Composition and Design. Territorial Space. Proxemic Patters. Open and Closed Forms. Further Reading. 3. MOVEMENT: Overview. Kinetics. The Moving Camera. Mechanical Distortions of Movement. Further Reading. 4. EDITING: Overview. Continuity. D.W. Griffith and Classical Cutting. Soviet Montage and the Formalist Tradition. Andre Bazin and the Tradition of Realism. Hitchcock's North by Northwest: Storyboard Version. Further Reading. 5. SOUND: Overview. Historical Background. Sound Effects. Music. Musicals. Spoken Language. Further Reading. 6. ACTING: Overview. Stage and Screen Acting. The American Star System. Styles of Acting. Casting. Further Reading. 7. DRAMA: Overview. Time, Space, Language. The Director. Settings and Decor. Costumes and Makeup. Further Reading. 8. STORY: Overview. Narration. The Spectator. The Classical Paradigm. Realistic Narratives. Formalist Narratives. Nonfiction Narratives. Genre and Myth. Further Reading. 9. WRITING. Overview. The Screenwriter. The Screenplay. North by Northwest: Reading Version. Figurative Comparisons. Point of View. Literary Adaptations. Further Reading. 10. IDEOLOGY: Overview. The-Left-Center-Right Model. Culture, Religion, and Ethnicity. Feminism. Queer Cinema. Tone. Further Reading. 11. CRITIQUE: Overview. Theories of Realism. Formalist Film Theories. The Auteur Theory. Eclectic and Synthesizing Approaches. Structuralism and Semiology. Historiography. Further Reading. 12. SYNTHESIS: CITIZEN KANE: Overview. Photography. Mise en Scene. Movement. Editing. Sound. Acting. Drama. Story. Writing. Ideology. Critique. Further Reading. Glossary. Index.
Responsibility: Louis Giannetti.


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