A History of Narrative Film

A History of Narrative Film
Author: David A. Cook
Publsiher: New York : Norton
Total Pages: 721
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 9780393090222
ISBN 13: 0393090221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A History of Narrative Film 1st Ed

A History of Narrative Film 1st Ed
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 721
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9780393090222
ISBN 13: 0393090221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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History of Narrative Film

History of Narrative Film
Author: David A. Cook
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 185
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780393957259
ISBN 13: 039395725X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Closely Watched Films

Closely Watched Films
Author: Marilyn Fabe
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2014-10-14
ISBN 10: 0520279972
ISBN 13: 9780520279971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Closely Watched Films Book Review:

"Through detailed examinations of passages from classic films, Marilyn Fabe supplies the analytic tools and background in film history and theory to enable us to see more in every film we watch"--Page [4] of cover.

The Woman s Film of the 1940s

The Woman s Film of the 1940s
Author: Alison L. McKee
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-04-03
ISBN 10: 1135053707
ISBN 13: 9781135053703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman s Film of the 1940s Book Review:

This book explores the relationship among gender, desire, and narrative in 1940s woman’s films which negotiate the terrain between public history and private experience. The woman’s film and other form of cinematic melodrama have often been understood as positioning themselves outside history, and this book challenges and modifies that understanding, contextualizing the films it considers against the backdrop of World War II. In addition, in paying tribute to and departing from earlier feminist formulations about gendered spectatorship in cinema, McKee argues that such models emphasized a masculine-centered gaze at the inadvertent expense of understanding other possible modes of identification and gender expression in classical narrative cinema. She proposes ways of understanding gender and narrative based in part on literary narrative theory and ultimately works toward a notion of an androgynous spectatorship and mode of interpretation in the 1940s woman’s film.

A New History of Japanese Cinema

A New History of Japanese Cinema
Author: Isolde Standish
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2006-05-08
ISBN 10: 1441161546
ISBN 13: 9781441161543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New History of Japanese Cinema Book Review:

In A New History of Japanese Cinema Isolde Standish focuses on the historical development of Japanese film. She details an industry and an art form shaped by the competing and merging forces of traditional culture and of economic and technological innovation. Adopting a thematic, exploratory approach, Standish links the concept of Japanese cinema as a system of communication with some of the central discourses of the twentieth century: modernism, nationalism, humanism, resistance, and gender. After an introduction outlining the earliest years of cinema in Japan, Standish demonstrates cinema's symbolic position in Japanese society in the 1930s - as both a metaphor and a motor of modernity. Moving into the late thirties and early forties, Standish analyses cinema's relationship with the state-focusing in particular on the war and occupation periods. The book's coverage of the post-occupation period looks at "romance" films in particular. Avant-garde directors came to the fore during the 1960s and early seventies, and their work is discussed in depth. The book concludes with an investigation of genre and gender in mainstream films of recent years. In grappling with Japanese film history and criticism, most western commentators have concentrated on offering interpretations of what have come to be considered "classic" films. A New History of Japanese Cinema takes a genuinely innovative approach to the subject, and should prove an essential resource for many years to come.

Lost Illusions

Lost Illusions
Author: David A. Cook
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 695
Release: 2002-03-15
ISBN 10: 9780520232655
ISBN 13: 0520232658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Illusions Book Review:

Some of the films discussed in this book include: Five Easy Pieces Chinatown Carnal Knowledge Straw Dogs A Clockwork Orange Mean Streets The Conversation Nashville Shampoo Taxi Driver Apocalypse Now

An Introduction to Film Analysis

An Introduction to Film Analysis
Author: Michael Ryan,Melissa Lenos
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-04-16
ISBN 10: 1501318551
ISBN 13: 9781501318559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Film Analysis Book Review:

An Introduction to Film Analysis is designed to introduce students to filmmaking techniques while also providing an invaluable guide to film interpretation. It takes readers step by step through: -the basic technical terms -shot-by-shot analyses of film sequences -set design, composition, editing, camera work, post-production, art direction and more -each chapter provides clear examples and full colour images from classic as well as contemporary films Ryan and Lenos's updated edition introduces students to the different kinds of lenses and their effects, the multiple possibilities of lighting, and the way post-production modifies images through such processes as saturation and desaturation. Students will learn to ask why the camera is placed where it is, why an edit occurs where it does, or why the set is designed in a certain way. The second section of the book focuses on critical analysis, introducing students to the various approaches to film, from psychology to history, with new analysis on postcolonial, transnational and Affect Theory. New to this edition is a third section featuring several in-depth analyses of films to put into practice what comes before: The Birds, The Shining, Vagabond, In the Mood for Love, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.

D W Griffith and the Origins of American Narrative Film

D W  Griffith and the Origins of American Narrative Film
Author: Tom Gunning
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780252063664
ISBN 13: 025206366X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Flashbacks in Film

Flashbacks in Film
Author: Maureen Turim
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-12-17
ISBN 10: 1317916670
ISBN 13: 9781317916673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flashbacks in Film Book Review:

The flashback is a crucial moment in a film narrative, one that captures the cinematic expression of memory, and history. This author’s wide-ranging account of this single device reveals it to be an important way of creating cinematic meaning. Taking as her subject all of film history, the author traces out the history of the flashback, illuminating that history through structuralist narrative theory, psychoanalytic theories of subjectivity, and theories of ideology. From the American silent film era and the European and Japanese avant-garde of the twenties, from film noir and the psychological melodrama of the forties and fifties to 1980s art and Third World cinema, the flashback has interrogated time and memory, making it a nexus for ideology, representations of the psyche, and shifting cultural attitudes.

Cinema of Choice

Cinema of Choice
Author: Nitzan Ben Shaul
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2012-07-30
ISBN 10: 0857455923
ISBN 13: 9780857455925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cinema of Choice Book Review:

Standard Hollywood narrative movies prescribe linear narratives that cue the viewer to expect predictable outcomes and adopt a closed state of mind. There are, however, a small number of movies that, through the presentation of alternate narrative paths, open the mind to thoughts of choice and possibility. Through the study of several key movies for which this concept is central, such as Sliding Doors, Run Lola Run, Inglourious Basterds, and Rashomon, Nitzan Ben Shaul examines the causes and implications of optional thinking and how these movies allow for more open and creative possibilities. This book examines the methods by which standard narrative movies close down thinking processes and deliver easy pleasures to the viewer whilst demonstrating that this is not the only possibility and that optional thinking can be both stimulating and rewarding.

Emotion and the Structure of Narrative Film

Emotion and the Structure of Narrative Film
Author: Ed S. Tan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-10-16
ISBN 10: 1136694978
ISBN 13: 9781136694974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emotion and the Structure of Narrative Film Book Review:

Introduced one hundred years ago, film has since become part of our lives. For the past century, however, the experience offered by fiction films has remained a mystery. Questions such as why adult viewers cry and shiver, and why they care at all about fictional characters -- while aware that they contemplate an entirely staged scene -- are still unresolved. In addition, it is unknown why spectators find some film experiences entertaining that have a clearly aversive nature outside the cinema. These and other questions make the psychological status of emotions allegedly induced by the fiction film highly problematic. Earlier attempts to answer these questions have been limited to a few genre studies. In recent years, film criticism and the theory of film structure have made use of psychoanalytic concepts which have proven insufficient in accounting for the diversity of film induced affect. In contrast, academic psychology -- during the century of its existence -- has made extensive study of emotional responses provoked by viewing fiction film, but has taken the role of film as a natural stimulus completely for granted. The present volume bridges the gap between critical theories of film on the one hand, and recent psychological theory and research of human emotion on the other, in an attempt to explain the emotions provoked by fiction film. This book integrates insights on the narrative structure of fiction film including its themes, plot structure, and characters with recent knowledge on the cognitive processing of natural events, and narrative and person information. It develops a theoretical framework for systematically describing emotion in the film viewer. The question whether or not film produces genuine emotion is answered by comparing affect in the viewer with emotion in the real world experienced by persons witnessing events that have personal significance to them. Current understanding of the psychology of emotions provides the basis for identifying critical features of the fiction film that trigger the general emotion system. Individual emotions are classified according to their position in the affect structure of a film -- a larger system of emotions produced by one particular film as a whole. Along the way, a series of problematic issues is dealt with, notably the reality of the emotional stimulus in film, the identification of the viewer with protagonists on screen, and the necessity of the viewer's cooperation in arriving at a genuine emotion. Finally, it is argued that film-produced emotions are genuine emotions in response to an artificial stimulus. Film can be regarded as a fine-tuned machine for a continuous stream of emotions that are entertaining after all. The work paves the way for understanding and, in principle, predicting emotions in the film viewer using existing psychological instruments of investigation. Dealing with the problems of film-induced affect and rendering them accessible to formal modeling and experimental method serves a wider interest of understanding aesthetic emotion -- the feelings that man-made products, and especially works of art, can evoke in the beholder.

Narrative and Narration

Narrative and Narration
Author: Warren Buckland
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN 10: 023154359X
ISBN 13: 9780231543590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narrative and Narration Book Review:

From mainstream blockbusters to art house cinema, narrative and narration are the driving forces that organize a film. Yet attempts to explain these forces are often mired in notoriously complex terminology and dense theory. Warren Buckland provides a clear and accessible introduction that explains how narrative and narration work using straightforward language. Narrative and Narration distills the basic components of cinematic storytelling into a set of core concepts: narrative structure, processes of narration, and narrative agents. The book opens with a discussion of the emergence of narrative and narration in early cinema and proceeds to illustrate key ideas through numerous case studies. Each chapter guides readers through different methods that they can use to analyze cinematic storytelling. Buckland also discusses how departures from traditional modes, such as feminist narratives, art cinema, and unreliable narrators, can complicate and corroborate the book’s understanding of narrative and narration. Examples include mainstream films, both classic and contemporary; art house films of every stripe; and two relatively new styles of cinematic storytelling: the puzzle film and those driven by a narrative logic derived from video games. Narrative and Narration is a concise introduction that provides readers with fundamental tools to understand cinematic storytelling.

Narration in the Fiction Film

Narration in the Fiction Film
Author: David Bordwell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-09-27
ISBN 10: 1136099166
ISBN 13: 9781136099168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narration in the Fiction Film Book Review:

First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A History of Narrative Film

A History of Narrative Film
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1981
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:317382580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Musicality of Narrative Film

The Musicality of Narrative Film
Author: D. Kulezic-Wilson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2015-04-14
ISBN 10: 1137489995
ISBN 13: 9781137489999
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Musicality of Narrative Film Book Review:

The Musicality of Narrative Film is the first book to examine in depth the film/music analogy. Using comparative analysis, Kulezic-Wilson explores film's musical potential, arguing that film's musicality can be achieved through various cinematic devices, with or without music.

The Children s Film

The Children s Film
Author: Noel Brown
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-05-16
ISBN 10: 0231851111
ISBN 13: 9780231851114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Children s Film Book Review:

Films for children and young people are a constant in the history of cinema, from its beginnings to the present day. This book serves as a comprehensive introduction to the children's film, examining its recurrent themes and ideologies, and common narrative and stylistic principles. Opening with a thorough consideration of how the genre may be defined, this volume goes on to explore how children's cinema has developed across its broad historical and geographic span, with particular reference to films from the United States, Britain, France, Denmark, Russia, India, and China. Analyzing changes and continuities in how children's film has been conceived, it argues for a fundamental distinction between commercial productions intended primarily to entertain, and non-commercial films made under pedagogical principles, and produced for purposes of moral and behavioral instruction. In elaborating these different forms, this book outlines a history of children's cinema from the early days of commercial cinema to the present, explores key critical issues, and provides case studies of major children's films from around the world.

Altman and After

Altman and After
Author: Peter F. Parshall
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2012-06-21
ISBN 10: 0810885077
ISBN 13: 9780810885073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Altman and After Book Review:

In Altman & After: Multiple Narratives in Film, Peter Parshall carefully examines films that feature various plotlines. In each chapter, Parshall looks at a different example of the multi-plot form, such as network narrative and the multiple-draft narrative, demonstrating that the structure of each is central to their artistry, and that these devices open up a variety of creative vistas. Films studied in this book include Nashville, Pulp Fiction, Amores Perros, Code Unknown, The Edge of Heaven, Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Run Lola Run, and Kieslowski’s Three Colors trilogy: Red, White, and Blue.

Invisible Storytellers

Invisible Storytellers
Author: Sarah Kozloff
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1989-11-03
ISBN 10: 9780520909663
ISBN 13: 0520909666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invisible Storytellers Book Review:

"Let me tell you a story," each film seems to offer silently as its opening frames hit the screen. But sometimes the film finds a voice—an off-screen narrator—for all or part of the story. From Wuthering Heights and Double Indemnity to Annie Hall and Platoon, voice-over narration has been an integral part of American movies. Through examples from films such as How Green Was My Valley, All About Eve, The Naked City, and Barry Lyndon, Sarah Kozloff examines and analyzes voice-over narration. She refutes the assumptions that words should only play a minimal role in film, that "showing" is superior to "telling," or that the technique is inescapably authoritarian (the "voice of god"). She questions the common conception that voice-over is a literary technique by tracing its origins in the silent era and by highlighting the influence of radio, documentaries, and television. She explores how first-person or third-person narration really affects a film, in terms of genre conventions, viewer identification, time and nostalgia, subjectivity, and reliability. In conclusion she argues that voice-over increases film's potential for intimacy and sophisticated irony.

Memory and Popular Film

Memory and Popular Film
Author: Mark Jancovich,Paul Grainge,Eric Schaefer
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2003-09-06
ISBN 10: 9780719063756
ISBN 13: 0719063752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memory and Popular Film Book Review:

Taking Hollywood as its focus, this timely book provides a sustained, interdisciplinary perspective on memory and film from early cinema to the present. Considering the relationship between official and popular memory, the politics of memory, and the technological and representational shifts that have come to effect memory's contemporary mediation, the book contributes to the growing debate on the status and function of the past in cultural life and discourse. By gathering key critics from film studies, American studies and cultural studies, Memory and Popular Film establishes a framework for discussing issues of memory in film and of film as memory. Together with essays on the remembered past in early film marketing, within popular reminiscence, and at film festivals, the book considers memory films such as Forrest Gump, Lone Star, Pleasantville, Rosewood and Jackie Brown.