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Poetics of cinema

Author: David Bordwell
Publisher: New York, N.Y. Routledge 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Presents an analysis of a key question for film studies: how are films made, in particular historical contexts, in order to achieve certain effects? This book shows how films channel and recast  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Bordwell
ISBN: 0415977789 9780415977784 0415977797 9780415977791
OCLC Number: 901566672
Description: 499 p. ill.
Contents: Introduction Questions of Theory 1. Poetics of Cinema 2. Convention, Construction, and Cinematic Vision Studies in Narrative 3. Three Dimensions of Film Narrative 4. Cognition and Comprehension: Viewing and Forgetting in Mildred Pierce 5. The Art Cinema as a Mode of Film Practice 6. Film Futures 7. Mutual Friends and Chronologies of Chance Studies in Style 8. Cinecerity 9. Taking Things to Extremes: Hallucinations Courtesy of Robert Reinert 10. CinemaScope, The Modern Miracle You See Without Glasses 11. Who Blinked First? 12. Visual Style in Japanese Cinema, 1925-1945 13. A Cinema of Flourishes 14. Aesthetics in Action: Kung Fu, Gunplay, and Cinematic Expression 15. Richness through Imperfection: King Hu and the Glimpse
Responsibility: David Bordwell [aut].


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"It will come as no surprise to anyone already familiar with Bordwell that these essays exhibit a dazzling command of a wide range of filmmaking styles, fiom Japanese cinema of the Twenties through Read more...

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