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The way Hollywood tells it : story and style in modern movies

Author: David Bordwell
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that the principles of visual storytelling created in the studio era are alive and well, even in bloated blockbusters. This book traces the continuity of this tradition in a wide array of  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Bordwell
ISBN: 9780520246225 0520246225 0520232275 9780520232273
OCLC Number: 936856685
Description: 298 s. : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction: Beyond the Blockbuster; part i: a real story; 1. Continuing Tradition, by Any Means Necessary; 2. Pushing the Premises; 3. Subjective Stories and Network Narratives; 4. A Certain Amount of Plot:; Tentpoles, Locomotives, Blockbusters,; Megapictures, and the Action Movie; part ii: a stylish style; 1. Intensified Continuity: Four Dimensions; 2. Some Likely Sources; 3. Style, Plain and Fancy; 4. What's Missing?; Appendix: A Hollywood Timeline, 1960-2004; Bradley Schauer and David Bordwell; Notes; Index.
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"David Bordwell is our best writer on the cinema. He is deeply informed about films, he loves them, and he writes about them with a clarity and perception that makes the prose itself a joy to read. Read more...

 
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