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Film art : an introduction

Author: David Bordwell; Kristin Thompson
Publisher: Boston : McGraw Hill, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer   Computer File : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
Film is an art form with a language and an aesthethic all its own. This edition has been re-designed in colour greatly enhancing the text's visual appeal and overall accessibility to today's students. The text is supported by a CD-ROM with video clips, and text-specific website.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bordwell, David.
Film art.
Boston : McGraw Hill, ©2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Bordwell; Kristin Thompson
ISBN: 9780073535067 0073535060 0073310271 9780073310275 0071101594 9780071101592 9780071286442 0071286446 9780073265926 0073265926
OCLC Number: 71582190
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiii, 505 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: IBM-PC or compatible; Window 98 or higher.
Contents: Film as art : Creativity, technology and business --
The significance of film form --
Narrative as a formal system --
The Shot: Mise-en-scene --
The Shot: Cinematography --
The relation of shot to shot editing --
Sound in the cinema --
Summary: Style as a formal system --
Film genres --
Documentary, experimental and animated films --
Film criticism: Sample analyses --
Film art and film history.
Responsibility: David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson.


An introduction to the analysis of cinema. This work provides an introduction to the fundamentals of serious film study, followed by the chapters on Film Genres. It is supported by a text-specific  Read more...

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Part I. Film art and filmmaking -- 1. Film as art: creativity, technology and business -- Part II. Film form -- 2. The significance of film form -- 3. Narrative as a formal system -- Part III. Film style -- 4. The shot: mise-en-scene -- 5. The shot: cinematography -- 6. The relation of shot to shot: editing -- 7. Sound in the cinema -- 8. Summary: style as a formal system -- Part IV. Types of films -- 9. Film genres -- 10. Documentary, experimental and animated films -- Part V. Critical analysis of films -- 11. Film criticism: sample analyses -- Part VI. Film history -- 12. Film art and film history -- Glossary.


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