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Art history for filmmakers : the art of visual storytelling

Art history for filmmakers : the art of visual storytelling

Author: Gillian McIver
Publisher: London : Fairchild Books, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian McIver
ISBN: 9781474246200 1474246206
OCLC Number: 976441804
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages)
Contents: Machine generated contents note: --
Introduction --
What is art history and how does it relate to cinema history?; How is art history useful for filmmakers?; Painting as a record of what the past looked like in the imagination of artists; Painting and the use of visual language; A brief linear (traditional) history of art; Towards an "alternative" history of art --
Chapter 1: Visual Culture and Storytelling --
Narrative and storytelling in art; Narrative in painting and cinema; Case study: William Hogarth's The Rake's Progress, and Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream; Exercise; Discussion questions --
Chapter 2: Creating the Visual --
Perspective, Colour and Lighting --
A brief history of perspective; Colour theory and colour psychology; How to use light; Case Study: Rembrandt, and Peter Greenaway's The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover and Nightwatching; Exercise; Discussion questions --
Chapter 3: Realism in Visual Art. Realism; What is representation?; Art after photography: Modern conceptions of realism in art; Case study: Johannes Vermeer, and Peter Webber's The Girl with the Pearl Earring (DoP Eduardo Serra); Exercise; Discussion questions --
Chapter 4: Beyond Realism --
Fantasy worlds in cinema and art; Oneiric: The world of dreams; Surrealism; Going beyond the real; Case study: Jack Cardiff (DoP) and A Matter of Life and Death (dir. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger); Exercise; Discussion questions --
Chapter 5: Sex and Violence --
Sex; Violence; Case study: Caravaggio, and Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver ; Exercise; Discussion questions --
Chapter 6: Horror --
From dream to nightmare; Monsters; Case study: Francisco Goya, and Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth and Pacific Rim; Exercise; Discussion questions --
Chapter 7: Landscape --
What is landscape painting?; The Western; Case study: Albert Beirstadt, Andrew Wyeth, and Ed Harris's Appaloosa. Exercise; Discussion questions. Chapter 8: History and Heroism --
History painting: Victory, virtue, and the hero; Case study: Quentin Tarantino's Diango Unchained and Gainsborough's Blue Boy; Exercise; Discussion questions --
Chapter 9: Modern Movements --
Expressionism; Minimalism; Beyond Western culture; Case study: Katsushika Hokusai and Disney; Cinema as contemporary art; Exercise; Discussion questions --
Chapter 10: Conclusion --
Using art history in film-making --
Film-making roles and art; Case study: Terrence Malick, Nestor Almendros and Andrew Wyeth (Days of Heaven); Case study: Conrad Hall, Sam Mendes and Edward Hopper (Road to Perdition); Case study: Wally Pfister, Christopher Nolan and MC Escher (Inception).
Responsibility: Gillian McIver.


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