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 as Art

Film as Art
Author: Rudolf Arnheim
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 1957
ISBN 10: 9780520248373
ISBN 13: 0520248376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film as Art Book Review:

“More than half a century since its initial publication, this deceptively compact book remains among the most incisive analyses of the formal and perceptual dynamics of cinema. No one who cares about film can afford to remain ignorant of its insights and wisdom. As digital technology fundamentally alters motion pictures, the lessons of Film as Art commend themselves as excellent insurance against reinventing the wheel in the new media landscape and hailing it as progress.”—Edward Dimendberg author of Film Noir and the Spaces of Modernity “After more than eight decades, Rudolph Arnheim's small book of film theory remains one of the essential works in defining film art, understanding film less as reproducing the world than as opening up new possibilities for formal play and unexpected imagery. Anyone serious about film, whether scholar, filmmaker or simply a lover of cinema, must take Arnheim seriously.”—Tom Gunning, author of The Films of Fritz Lang and D.W. Griffith and the Origins of American Narrative Film “An aesthetic theory based on the formal ‘limitations’ of the medium, Arnheim’s Film as Art always provokes students in an age of few limits and less formality, and they argue and engage this classic text with unparalleled passion. Written in the wake of sound’s transformation of the cinema, Arnheim’s essays are not only central to understanding a major historical moment in theoretical debates about what constitutes the ‘essence’ of film, but also are a must read for anyone seeking a lucid, detailed, and rigorous argument about how works of art emerge from expressive constraint as much as expressive freedom.”—Vivian Sobchack, author of Carnal Thoughts

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.

Art in Cinema

Art in Cinema
Author: Frank Stauffacher
Publsiher: Temple University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781592134274
ISBN 13: 1592134270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art in Cinema Book Review:

Fascinating documentation of one of the most important film societies in American history.

Film Art Phenomena

Film Art Phenomena
Author: Nicky Hamlyn
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-07-25
ISBN 10: 183871572X
ISBN 13: 9781838715724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film Art Phenomena Book Review:

Alongside the commercial cinema of narrative and spectacle there has always been another practice - call it avant-garde, experimental or artists' film (as opposed to art cinema). It is this work that Nicky Hamlyn, himself an acclaimed film-maker in the alternative tradition, investigates in Film Art Phenomena. The work takes its cue from modern trends in other artforms, notably painting and sculpture. This is film-making that emphasises the nature of its apparatus and medium in order to bring about a critical, inquisitive state of mind in the viewer. It deconstructs, anatomises and reimagines what film images are; it builds new machines; it recreates the setting of cinema or expands into new kinds of performance and exhibition. It often has a political dimension - urging audiences to make a free and active response not a passive, consumerist one. Hamlyn's major new study treats artists' film conceptually in order to explore key categories that connect different works and film-makers: from framing to digital media, installation to interactivity, point of view to sound. In so doing he considers the work of Stan Brakhage, Malcolm Le Grice and Michael Snow, as well as younger artists such as Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Jennifer Nightingale, and Colin Crockatt, among many others. Film Art Phenomena is a crucial intervention in debates about the modes of film-making that diverge from and oppose the mainstream.

EBOOK Film Art An Introduction

EBOOK  Film Art  An Introduction
Author: David Bordwell
Publsiher: McGraw Hill
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-08-16
ISBN 10: 0077159268
ISBN 13: 9780077159269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EBOOK Film Art An Introduction Book Review:

Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson's Film Art has been the best-selling and most widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. Taking a skills-centered approach supported by examples from many periods and countries, the authors help students develop a core set of analytical skills that will enrich their understanding of any film, in any genre. In-depth examples deepen students’ appreciation for how creative choices by filmmakers affect what viewers experience and how they respond. Film Art is generously illustrated with more than 1,000 frame enlargements taken directly from completed films, providing concrete illustrations of key concepts.

Film Art and the Third Culture

Film  Art  and the Third Culture
Author: Murray Smith
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-03-24
ISBN 10: 0192507923
ISBN 13: 9780192507921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film Art and the Third Culture Book Review:

In the mid-1950s C.P. Snow began his campaign against the 'two cultures' - the debilitating divide, as he saw it, between traditional 'literary intellectual' culture, and the culture of the sciences, urging in its place a 'third culture' which would draw upon and integrate the resources of disciplines spanning the natural and social sciences, the arts and the humanities. Murray Smith argues that, with the ever-increasing influence of evolutionary theory and neuroscience, and the pervasive presence of digital technologies, Snow's challenge is more relevant than ever. Working out how the 'scientific' and everyday images of the world 'hang' together is no simple matter. In Film, Art, and the Third Culture, Smith explores this question in relation to the art, technology, and science of film in particular, and to the world of the arts and aesthetic activity more generally. In the first part of his book, Smith explores the general strategies and principles necessary to build a 'third cultural' or naturalized approach to film and art - one that roots itself in an appreciation of scientific knowledge and method. Smith then goes on to focus on the role of emotion in film and the other arts, as an extended experiment in the 'third cultural' integration of ideas on emotion spanning the arts, humanities and sciences. While acknowledging that not all of the questions we ask are scientific in nature, Smith contends that we cannot disregard the insights wrought by taking a naturalized approach to the aesthetics of film and the other arts.

Music Film and Art

Music  Film  and Art
Author: Haig A. Khatchadourian
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2010-07-01
ISBN 10: 1725228653
ISBN 13: 9781725228658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music Film and Art Book Review:

Music, Film, & Art presents 13 lively essays on current issues in aesthetics and philosophy of the arts, from classifying a work as good or poor to the difficulties contemporary audiences face in attempting to understand and appreciate the avant-garde. Offering fresh insights on music, painting, and film, as well as literature, dance, theater, and sculpture, this thought-provoking volume will be of considerable interest to the serious general reader and to students, critics, and aestheticians.

The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen
Author: Peter Bailey
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-09-12
ISBN 10: 0813128390
ISBN 13: 9780813128399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen Book Review:

For three decades, no American filmmaker has been as prolific—or as paradoxical—as Woody Allen. From Play It Again, Sam (1972) through Celebrity (1998) and Sweet and Lowdown (1999), Allen has produced an average of one film a year, yet in many of these films Allen reveals a progressively skeptical attitude toward both the value of art and the cultural contributions of artists. In examining Allen’s filmmaking career, The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen demonstrates that his movies often question whether the projected illusions of magicians/artists benefit audience or artists. Other Allen films dramatize the opposed conviction that the consoling, life-redeeming illusions of art are the best solution humanity has devised to the existential dilemma of being a death-foreseeing animal. Peter Bailey demonstrates how Allen’s films repeatedly revisit and reconfigure this tension between image and reality, art and life, fabrication and factuality, with each film reaching provisional resolutions that a subsequent movie will revise. Merging criticism and biography, Bailey identifies Allen's ambivalent views of the artistic enterprise as a key to understanding his entire filmmaking career. Because of its focus upon filmmaker Sandy Bates’s conflict between entertaining audiences and confronting them with bleak human actualities, Stardust Memories is a central focus of the book. Bailey’s examination of Allen’s art/life dialectic also draws from the off screen drama of Allen’s very public separation from Mia Farrow, and the book accordingly construes such post-scandal films as Bullets Over Broadway and Mighty Aphrodite as Allen’s oblique cinematic responses to that tabloid tempest. By illuminating the thematic conflict at the heart of Allen's work, Bailey seeks not only to clarify the aesthetic designs of individual Allen films but to demonstrate how his oeuvre enacts an ongoing debate the screenwriter/director has been conducting with himself between creating cinematic narratives affirming the saving powers of the human imagination and making films acknowledging the irresolvably dark truths of the human condition.

Film as Art

Film as Art
Author: Rudolf Arnheim
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 1966
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Film Art of Isaac Julien

The Film Art of Isaac Julien
Author: Isaac Julien,David Deitcher,David Frankel
Publsiher: Bard College
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105028665250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Film Art of Isaac Julien Book Review:

Artwork by David Deitcher, Isaac Julien. Edited by David Frankel. Contributions by Amada Cruz.

Alternative Movie Posters

Alternative Movie Posters
Author: Matthew Chojnacki
Publsiher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780764345661
ISBN 13: 0764345664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Movie Posters Book Review:

Over the years the motion picture industry has (sadly) gravitated to generating poorly cropped and heavily airbrushed posters that rely far too often on celebrity head shots. Thankfully, an underground network of graphic designers and artists has reinvigorated the art of the movie poster, crafting stunning pieces for classic and cult films. Here is the first comprehensive look at the movement, presenting this eclectic and dynamic medium through more than 200 eye-popping posters from over 100 cutting-edge artists, coupled with fascinating commentary and behind-the-scenes information. These new, underground posters have quickly become the most coveted by ardent moviegoers; they are typically produced in very limited runs, sell out within minutes, and command upwards of several hundred dollars each. With a smart, fresh visual perspective, alternative movie posters celebrate classics like Star Wars, A Clockwork Orange, and The Shining as well as cult favorites: The Big Lebowski, Blade Runner, and Pink Flamingos.

Recycled Culture in Contemporary Art and Film

Recycled Culture in Contemporary Art and Film
Author: Vera Dika
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2003-06-09
ISBN 10: 9780521016315
ISBN 13: 0521016312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art

Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art
Author: Nilgun Bayraktar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2015-12-07
ISBN 10: 1317510739
ISBN 13: 9781317510734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art Book Review:

Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art explores cinematic and artistic representations of migration and mobility in Europe from the 1990s to today. Drawing on theories of migrant and diasporic cinema, moving-image art, and mobility studies, Bayraktar provides historically situated close readings of films, videos, and cinematic installations that concern migratory networks and infrastructures across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Probing the notion of Europe as a coherent entity and a borderless space, this interdisciplinary study investigates the ways in which European ideals of mobility and fluidity are deeply enmeshed with forced migration, illegalization, and xenophobia. With a specific focus on distinct forms of mobility such as labor migration, postcolonial migration, tourism, and refugee mobilities, Bayraktar studies the new counter-hegemonic imaginations invoked by the work of filmmakers such as Ayşe Polat, Fatih Akin, Michael Haneke, and Tony Gatlif as well as video essays and installations of artists such as Kutluğ Ataman, Ursula Biemann, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Maria Iorio and Raphaël Cuomo. Challenging aesthetic as well as national, cultural, and political boundaries, the works central to this book envision Europe as a diverse, inclusive, and unfixed continent that is reimagined from many elsewheres well beyond its borders.

Film History Through Trade Journal Art 1916 1920

Film History Through Trade Journal Art  1916 1920
Author: Jeff Codori
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2020-03-20
ISBN 10: 1476638292
ISBN 13: 9781476638294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film History Through Trade Journal Art 1916 1920 Book Review:

The period in film history between the regimentation of the Edison Trust and the vertical integration of the Studio System--roughly 1916 through 1920--was a time of structural and artistic experimentation for the American film industry. As the nature of the industry was evolving, society around it was changing as well; arts, politics and society were in a state of flux between old and new. Before the major studios dominated the industry, droves of smaller companies competed for the attention of the independent exhibitor, their gateway to the movie-goer. Their arena was in the pages of the trade press, and their weapons were their advertisements, often bold and eye-catching. The reporting of the trade journals, as they witnessed the evolution of the industry from its infancy towards the future, is the basis of this history. Pulled from the pages of the journals themselves as archived by the Media History Digital Library, the observations of the trade press writers are accompanied by cleaned and restored advertisements used in the battle among the young film companies. They offer a unique and vital look at this formative period of film history.

Medieval Art and the Look of Silent Film

Medieval Art and the Look of Silent Film
Author: Lora Ann Sigler
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2019-06-20
ISBN 10: 1476634416
ISBN 13: 9781476634418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medieval Art and the Look of Silent Film Book Review:

 The heyday of silent film soon became quaint with the arrival of “talkies.” As early as 1929, critics and historians were writing of the period as though it were the distant past. Much of the literature on the silent era focuses on its filmic art—ambiance and psychological depth, the splendor of the sets and costumes—yet overlooks the inspiration behind these. This book explores the Middle Ages as the prevailing influence on costume and set design in silent film and a force in fashion and architecture of the era. In the wake of World War I, designers overthrew the artifice of prewar style and manners and drew upon what seemed a nobler, purer age to create an ambiance that reflected higher ideals.

Film and Modern American Art

Film and Modern American Art
Author: Katherine Manthorne
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2019-01-30
ISBN 10: 1351187295
ISBN 13: 9781351187299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film and Modern American Art Book Review:

Between the 1890s and the 1930s, movie going became an established feature of everyday life across America. Movies constituted an enormous visual data bank and changed the way artist and public alike interpreted images. This book explores modern painting as a response to, and an appropriation of, the aesthetic possibilities pried open by cinema from its invention until the outbreak of World War II, when both the art world and the film industry changed substantially. Artists were watching movies, filmmakers studied fine arts; the membrane between media was porous, allowing for fluid exchange. Each chapter focuses on a suite of films and paintings, broken down into facets and then reassembled to elucidate the distinctive art–film nexus at successive historic moments.

Wonder Woman The Art and Making of the Film

Wonder Woman  The Art and Making of the Film
Author: Sharon Gosling
Publsiher: Titan Books (US, CA)
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN 10: 1785654624
ISBN 13: 9781785654626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wonder Woman The Art and Making of the Film Book Review:

Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman sees the hero brought to the big screen for the first time in her own movie, and fully realizes the breathtaking wonder, strength, and grace of such an historic character. Wonder Woman: The Art & Making of the Film celebrates the creation of this groundbreaking movie, taking fans on a voyage of discovery through the world of Wonder Woman. Showcasing the earliest concept art, set and costume designs, sketches and storyboards, the book delves deep into the filmmaking process, from creating the stunning island of Themyscira to the war-torn trenches and towns of First World War Europe. This official companion explores the Amazons’ rigorous training regimens, their weaponry, armor, Themysciran culture, and the amazing women themselves. With exclusive insights from cast and crew, including director Patty Jenkins, production designer Aline Bonetto, and Diana herself, Gal Gadot, this volume is the ultimate guide to the past, present, and future of one of the most iconic heroes in the world – Wonder Woman. WONDER WOMAN and all related characters and elements © and TM DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment. (s16)

Film as a Subversive Art

Film as a Subversive Art
Author: Amos Vogel
Publsiher: C T Editions
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781933045276
ISBN 13: 1933045272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film as a Subversive Art Book Review:

By Amos Vogel. Foreword by Scott MacDonald.

The Art of Film Acting

The Art of Film Acting
Author: Jeremiah Comey
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN 10: 1136047212
ISBN 13: 9781136047213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Film Acting Book Review:

This guide for actors and directors develops a valid method for training performers to act from their core--whether they are cold reading, auditioning, or performing for film or television. This book teaches actors how to achieve and respond to believable and honest emotions before the camera, and it maintains that the key to a successful performance lies in how the actors relate to one another and to the circumstances. Exercises, including script examples, throughout the book give readers an easy resource for practicing the principles outlined. The Art of Film Acting applies a classic stage acting method (Stanislavsky) to the more intimate medium of performing before a camera, teaching readers to experience an emotion rather than to indicate it.