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Art history for filmmakers : the art of visual storytelling

Author: Gillian McIver
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, [2019] ©2016
Series: Required reading range., Course reader.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since cinema's earliest days, literary adaptation has provided the movies with stories; and so we use literary terms like metaphor, metonymy and synedoche to describe visual things. But there is another way of looking at film, and that is through its relationship with the visual arts - mainly painting, the oldest of the art forms. Art History for Filmmakers is an inspiring guide to how images from art can be used by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian McIver
ISBN: 9781501362309 1501362305
OCLC Number: 1119742223
Notes: "Reprinted by Bloomsbury Academic 2019."
First published in Great Britain 2016 by Fairchild Books.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Visual culture and storytelling --
Realism --
Beyond realism --
Sex and violence --
Horror --
Landscape --
Heroes and heroic acts --
Modern movements --
Conclusion: how can we use art history in filmmaking?
Series Title: Required reading range., Course reader.
Responsibility: Gillian McIver.

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Since cinema's earliest days, literary adaptation has provided the movies with stories; and so we use literary terms like metaphor, metonymy and synedoche to describe visual things. But there is another way of looking at film, and that is through its relationship with the visual arts - mainly painting, the oldest of the art forms. Art History for Filmmakers is an inspiring guide to how images from art can be used by filmmakers to establish period detail, and to teach composition, color theory and lighting. The book looks at the key moments in the development of the Western painting, and how these became part of the Western visual culture from which cinema emerges, before exploring how paintings can be representative of different genres, such as horror, sex, violence, realism and fantasy, and how the images in these paintings connect with cinema. Insightful case studies explore the links between art and cinema through the work of seven high-profile filmmakers, including Peter Greenaway, Peter Webber, Jack Cardiff, Martin Scorsese, Guillermo del Toro, Quentin Tarantino and Stan Douglas. A range of practical exercises are included in the text, which can be carried out singly or in small teams. Featuring stunning full-color images, Art History for Filmmakers provides budding filmmakers with a practical guide to how images from art can help to develop their understanding of the visual language of film.

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Excellent integration of art and film. Particularly useful in regard to cinematography and mise en scene. Ideas are well-expressed and illustrated. This text will cause filmmakers to look anew at Read more...

 
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