Film Art

Film Art
Author: David Bordwell,Kristin Thompson
Publsiher: Ingram
Total Pages: 519
Release: 2009-11-15
ISBN 10: 9780078007873
ISBN 13: 0078007879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Film Art

Film Art
Author: David Bordwell,Kristin Thompson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780077108328
ISBN 13: 0077108329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film Art Book Review:

Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own, and since 1979 David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson's Film Art has been the most repected introduction to the art and analysis of cinema. In the new seventh edition, Film Art continues its commitment to providing the best introduction to the fundamentals of serious film study - images throughout the book are collected from actual film frames, not from production stills or advertising photos - but the book has been extensively re-designed to improve readability and teachability. Additionally, the text can be packaged with the award-winning Film, Form, and Culture CD-ROM, and is supported by an extensive Instructor's Manual and text-specific website.

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.

On Film Editing

On Film Editing
Author: Edward Dmytryk
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN 10: 1136046984
ISBN 13: 9781136046988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Film Editing Book Review:

On Film Editing explains, in simple terms, the principles of film editing, using examples and anecdotes. Written in an informal "how-to-do-it" style, renowned director Edward Dmytyrk shares his expertise and experience in film editing in an anecdotal and philosophical way. In On Film Editing, Dmytryk contends that many technicians and professionals on the film crew-- from the cameraman and his assistants to the producer and director-- must understand film editing to produce a truly polished work. In this book he explains in layman's terms the principles of film editing, using examples and anecdotes from almost five decades in the film industry.

Making Meaning

Making Meaning
Author: David BORDWELL,David Bordwell
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2009-06-30
ISBN 10: 0674028538
ISBN 13: 9780674028531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Meaning Book Review:

David Bordwell's new book is at once a history of film criticism, an analysis of how critics interpret film, and a proposal for an alternative program for film studies. It is an anatomy of film criticism meant to reset the agenda for film scholarship. As such Making Meaning should be a landmark book, a focus for debate from which future film study will evolve. Bordwell systematically maps different strategies for interpreting films and making meaning, illustrating his points with a vast array of examples from Western film criticism. Following an introductory chapter that sets out the terms and scope of the argument, Bordwell goes on to show how critical institutions constrain and contain the very practices they promote, and how the interpretation of texts has become a central preoccupation of the humanities. He gives lucid accounts of the development of film criticism in France, Britain, and the United States since World War II; analyzes this development through two important types of criticism, thematic-explicatory and symptomatic; and shows that both types, usually seen as antithetical, in fact have much in common. These diverse and even warring schools of criticism share conventional, rhetorical, and problem-solving techniques--a point that has broad-ranging implications for the way critics practice their art. The book concludes with a survey of the alternatives to criticism based on interpretation and, finally, with the proposal that a historical poetics of cinema offers the most fruitful framework for film analysis.

Film History

Film History
Author: Kristin Thompson,David Bordwell
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Total Pages: 788
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780070384293
ISBN 13: 0070384290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film History Book Review:

This comprehensive survey not only acknowledges the contributions of Hollywood and films from other US sources, but broadens its scope to examine film-making internationally.

Poetics of Cinema

Poetics of Cinema
Author: David Bordwell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 499
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0415977789
ISBN 13: 9780415977784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poetics of Cinema Book Review:

Bringing together twenty-five years of work on what he has called the "historical poetics of cinema," David Bordwell presents an extended analysis of a key question for film studies: how are films made, in particular historical contexts, in order to achieve certain effects? For Bordwell, films are made things, existing within historical contexts, and aim to create determinate effects. Beginning with this central thesis, Bordwell works out a full understanding of how films channel and recast cultural influences for their cinematic purposes. With more than five hundred film stills, Poetics of Cinema is a must-have for any student of cinema.

Philosophy of the Arts

Philosophy of the Arts
Author: Gordon Graham
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2006-09-07
ISBN 10: 1134563671
ISBN 13: 9781134563678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of the Arts Book Review:

A new edition of this bestselling introduction to aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Includes new sections on digital music and environmental aesthetics. All other chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated.

Film Art

Film Art
Author: David Bordwell,Kristin Thompson
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill College
Total Pages: 505
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780073535067
ISBN 13: 0073535060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film Art Book Review:

Film Art: An Introduction with Tutorial CD-ROM: An Introduction.

Introduction to Film Studies

Introduction to Film Studies
Author: Jill Nelmes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2012-03-12
ISBN 10: 1136777156
ISBN 13: 9781136777158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Film Studies Book Review:

This is a comprehensive textbook for students of cinema. It provides a guide to the main concepts used to analyse the film industry and film texts, and also introduces some of the world's key national cinemas.

Angels and Demons

Angels and Demons
Author: Serge-Thomas Bonino
Publsiher: CUA Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 0813227992
ISBN 13: 9780813227993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angels and Demons Book Review:

Angels occupy a significant space in contemporary popular spirituality. Yet, today more than ever, the belief in the existence of intermediary spirits between the human and divine realms needs to be evangelized and Christianized. Angels and Demons offers a detailed synthesis of the givens of the Christian tradition concerning the angels and demons, as systematized in its essential principles by St. Thomas Aquinas. Certainly, the doctrine of angels and demons is not at the heart of Christian faith, but its place is far from negligible. On the one hand, as part of faith seeking understanding, angelology has been and can continue to be a source of enrichment for philosophy. Thus, reflection on the ontological constitution of the angel, on the modes of angelic knowledge, and on the nature of the sin of Satan can engage and shed light on the most fundamental areas of metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. On the other hand, angelology, insofar as it is inseparable from the ensemble of the Christian mystery (from the doctrine of creation to the Christian understanding of the spiritual life), can be envisioned from an original and fruitful perspective.

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.

Film Studies

Film Studies
Author: Ed Sikov
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780231142939
ISBN 13: 0231142935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film Studies Book Review:

Ed Sikov builds a step-by-step curriculum for the appreciation of all types of narrative cinema, detailing the essential elements of film form and systematically training the spectator to be an active reader and critic. Sikov primes the eye and mind in the special techniques of film analysis. His description of mise-en-scene helps readers grasp the significance of montage, which in turn reveals the importance of a director's use of camera movement. He treats a number of fundamental factors in filmmaking, including editing, composition, lighting, the use of color and sound, and narrative. Film Studies works with any screening list and can be used within courses on film history, film theory, or popular culture. Straightforward explanations of core critical concepts, practical advice, and suggested assignments on particular technical, visual, and aesthetic aspects further anchor the reader's understanding of the formal language and anatomy of film.

Global Art Cinema

Global Art Cinema
Author: Rosalind Galt,Karl Schoonover
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2010-04-14
ISBN 10: 9780199726295
ISBN 13: 0199726299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Art Cinema Book Review:

"Art cinema" has for over fifty years defined how audiences and critics imagine film outside Hollywood, but surprisingly little scholarly attention has been paid to the concept since the 1970s. And yet in the last thirty years art cinema has flourished worldwide. The emergence of East Asian and Latin American new waves, the reinvigoration of European film, the success of Iranian directors, and the rise of the film festival have transformed the landscape of world cinema. This book brings into focus art cinema's core internationalism, demonstrating its centrality to understanding film as a global phenomenon. The book reassesses the field of art cinema in light of recent scholarship on world film cultures. In addition to analysis of key regions and films, the essays cover topics including theories of the film image; industrial, aesthetic, and political histories; and art film's intersections with debates on genre, sexuality, new media forms, and postcolonial cultures. Global Art Cinema brings together a diverse group of scholars in a timely conversation that reaffirms the category of art cinema as relevant, provocative, and, in fact, fundamental to contemporary film studies.

The Frodo Franchise

The Frodo Franchise
Author: Kristin Thompson
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2007-08-27
ISBN 10: 9780520258136
ISBN 13: 0520258134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Frodo Franchise Book Review:

"This is the best all-around view of the Tolkien phenomenon. Thompson understands the books, she understands the movies—she also understands the money and the franchising. Best of all, she understands the people. Thompson offers cultural criticism of the highest order, examining one of the most significant shifts in contemporary popular media."—Tom Shippey, author of The Road to Middle-earth "Reading these chapters has been an absolute pleasure. It’s all so complex but so succinct. Thompson has managed to do what so many others have failed to do . . . in chapter one, she has explained how all the rights to LOTR bounced around, and were finally sorted so Peter Jackson could make the movie. I’ve never understood the complexities of how that worked until now!"—Judy Alley, Merchandising Coordinator, The Lord of the Rings "I must say that Thompson has written the definitive study of Peter Jackson’s work in creating this remarkable production entity."—Alex Funke, ASC, Oscar-winning Visual Effects Director of Photography, miniatures unit, The Lord of the Rings "I had a wonderful time reading those chapters! There’s so much I don’t know about what went on—I am in awe of all the research Thompson has done. It is an extremely interesting read! There’s so much there that I’d forgotten and I always wished there was a permanent record of many things that happened. Thompson’s account of TORN’s beginnings and how it functioned gets it absolutely right—more than that, Thompson captures how it felt to us at the time. Nobody else has managed to get enough of an understanding to do that."—Erica Challis ("Tehanu"), co-founder of TheOneRing.net

An Introduction to World Cinema 2d ed

An Introduction to World Cinema  2d ed
Author: Aristides Gazetas
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2016-04-28
ISBN 10: 9780786451241
ISBN 13: 0786451246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to World Cinema 2d ed Book Review:

Motion pictures are more than just entertainment. In film studies courses in colleges and universities worldwide, students and professors explore the social, political, technological and historical implications of cinema. This textbook provides two things: the history of film as an art form and an analysis of its impact on society and politics. Chapters are arranged chronologically, covering the major developments in film, like the advent of talkies or the French New Wave. Each era is examined in the context of several exemplary films commonly viewed in film studies courses. Thus students can watch Birth of a Nation and Intolerance while studying the innovations made by D.W. Griffith from 1910 to 1919. The scope is global, embracing the cinematic traditions of Asia, Latin America and Africa, as well as the ever important American and European output. Thoughtful articles from film scholars are included. The flexible structure of the text allows a variety of options for classroom use or personal study. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Computer Graphics for Artists An Introduction

Computer Graphics for Artists  An Introduction
Author: Andrew Paquette
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2008-03-20
ISBN 10: 184800141X
ISBN 13: 9781848001411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Graphics for Artists An Introduction Book Review:

Packed with exercises, this book is an application-independent and reader-friendly primer for anyone with a serious desire to understand 3D Computer Graphics. Opening with the first and most basic elements of computer graphics, the book rapidly advances into progressively more complex concepts. Each of the elements, however simple, are important to understand because each is an essential link in a chain that allows an artist to master any computer graphics application. With this accomplished, the artist can use technology to satisfy his/her goals, instead of the technology being master of the artist.

ISE Film History an Introduction

ISE Film History  an Introduction
Author: Kristin Thompson,David Bordwell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 802
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9781265924706
ISBN 13: 1265924708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ISE Film History an Introduction Book Review:

"Around the world, at any instant, millions of people are watching movies. They watch mainstream entertainment, serious "art films," documentaries, cartoons, experimental films, educational shorts. They sit in air-conditioned theaters, in village squares, in art museums, in college classrooms, in their homes before a television screen, in coffee shops before a computer monitor or cell-phone screen. The world's movie theaters sell 8 billion tickets each year. With the availability of films on video-whether broadcast, fed from cable or satellites or the Internet, or played back from disc or digital file-the audience has multiplied far beyond that. Nobody needs to be convinced that film has been one of the most influential media of the past hundred years. Not only can you recall your most exciting or tearful moments at the movies, you can also probably remember moments in ordinary life when you tried to be as graceful, as selfless, as tough, or as compassionate as those larger-than-life figures on the screen. The way we dress and cut our hair, the way we talk and act, the things we believe or doubt-all these aspects of our lives are shaped by films. Films also provide us with powerful artistic experiences, insights into diverse cultures, and new ways of thinking"

Looking at Movies

Looking at Movies
Author: Richard Meran Barsam,Dave Monahan
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2009-09-23
ISBN 10: 9780393115406
ISBN 13: 0393115402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Looking at Movies Book Review:

Disc 1 offers 25 short 'tutorials,' helping students see what the text describes. Disc 2 includes an anthology of 12 short films, from 5 to 30 minutes in length. Together, the DVDs offer nearly five hours of pedagogically useful moving-image content.

On Film Making

On Film Making
Author: Alexander Mackendrick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780571230853
ISBN 13: 0571230857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Film Making Book Review:

A priceless examination of the filmmaker's craft, from the renowned director of "Sweet Smell of Success" After more than twenty years in the film industry as a screenwriter, storyboard editor, and director of memorable films such as "The Ladykillers," Alexander Mackendrick turned his back on Hollywood and began a new career as the Dean of one of the country's most demanding and influential film schools. His absolute devotion to the craft of filmmaking served as a powerful impetus to students at the California Institute for the Arts for almost twenty five years, with a teaching style that included prodigious notes, neatly crafted storyboards, and handouts containing excerpts of works by Kierkegaard, Aristotle, and others. At the core of Mackendrick's lessons lay a deceptively simple goal: to teach aspiring filmmakers how to structure and write the stories they want to tell, while using the devices particular to the medium of film to tell their stories effectively. In this impressive volume, edited by Paul Cronin, the myriad materials that made Mackendrick's reputation as an instructor are collected for the first time, offering a chance for professionals as well as students to discover a methodology of filmmaking that is challenging yet refreshing in its clarity. Meticulously illustrated and drawing on examples from such classic films as "North by Northwest," " Citizen Kane," and "Touch of Evil, " Mackendrick's elegant lessons are sure to provide inspiration for a new generation of filmmakers.