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Steven Spielberg's style by stealth

Author: James Mairata
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book reveals how Spielberg utilises strategies that are both unique and innovative when considered within the context of the classical Hollywood system. James Mairata identifies two distinct systems at work in Spielberg's application of style. One is the use of deep space compositions and staging, a form that was commonly seen in Hollywood cinema until the rise of the 'New Hollywoof' in the early 1970s. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Steven Spielberg; Steven Spielberg
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Mairata
ISBN: 3319690809 9783319690803
OCLC Number: 1004094884
Description: xiii, 350 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Setting the Scene --
Part I. Origin : 2. Fundamentals of Classical Narration --
3. Spielberg as Filmmaker --
4. Continuity Editing as System --
Part II. Function : 5. Deep Space Composition and Staging --
6. Space and the Wide Reverse Strategy --
7. The Wide Reverse and Extended Variation --
Part III. Effect, Affect and Precedent : 8. The Wide Reverse, Cognition and Affect --
9. Manifestations of the Wide Reverse in Mainstream Narrative Cinema --
10. Conclusion: Style by Stealth --
Index.
Responsibility: James Mairata.

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