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Film as Art

  • Author : Rudolf Arnheim
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1957
  • Total pages :230
  • ISBN : 9780520248373

Summary : “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: An Introduction

  • Author : Kristin Thompson,David Bordwell
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2012-07-06
  • Total pages :544
  • ISBN : 9780073535104

Summary : 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. Along with updated examples and expanded coverage of digital filmmaking, the tenth edition also offers Connect for Film Art, a digital solution that includes multimedia tutorials along with web-based assignment and assessment tools.

The Japanese Film

  • Author : Joseph I. Anderson,Joseph L. Anderson,Donald Richie
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1982
  • Total pages :526
  • ISBN : 9780691007922

Summary : Tracing the development of the Japanese cinema from 1896 (when the first Kinetoscope was imported) through the golden ages of film in Japan up to today, this work reveals the once flourishing film industry and the continuing unique art of the Japanese film. Now back in print with updated sections, major revaluations, a comprehensive international bibliography, and an exceptional collection of 168 stills ranging over eight decades, this book remains the unchallenged reference for all who seek a broad understanding of the aesthetic, historical, and economic elements of motion pictures from Japan.

Film Art

  • Author : David Bordwell,Kristin Thompson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :496
  • ISBN : 9780071140737

Summary : This introduction to film art explains the techniques specific to film as a medium, discusses the principles by which entire films are constructed, and explores how these techniques and formal principles have changed over the history of moviemaking. Frame enlargements are used to illuminate concepts, and there is information on the latest film technology, such as the computer and special effects used in shooting Jurassic Park. This edition includes a new chapter dealing with types of films and the concept of genre; and there is also a new section on The New Hollywood and independent film-making. In addition, there is a new appendix on selected Internet reference sites in film from the World Wide Web.

Film as Art

  • Author : Rudolf Arnheim
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1957-09
  • Total pages :230
  • ISBN : 9780520000353

Summary : A theory of film

Film Art

  • Author : David Bordwell,Kristin Thompson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :519
  • ISBN : 9780071220576

Summary : 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 widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. Taking a skills-centered approach supported by a wide range of examples from various periods and countries, the authors strive to help students develop a core set of analytical skills that will deepen their understanding of any film, in any genre. Frame enlargements throughout the text enable students to view images taken directly from completed films, while an optional, text-specific tutorial CD-ROM helps clarify and reinforce specific concepts addressed in the text with the use of film clips. Building on these strengths, the ninth edition adds coverage of new technologies, updated examples, and references to the authors' acclaimed weblog to provide unparalleled currency and connect students with the world of cinema today.

Art in Cinema

  • Author : Scott MacDonald,Frank Stauffacher
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :321
  • ISBN : 9781592134274

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

Dictionary of Film Terms

  • Author : Frank Eugene Beaver,Frank Beaver
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :289
  • ISBN : 9780820472980

Summary : Textbook

Film Art

  • Author : David Bordwell,Kristin Thompson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2009-11-15
  • Total pages :519
  • ISBN : 9780078007873

Summary :

Film Art: An Introduction

  • Author : Kristin Thompson,David Bordwell
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2016-01-15
  • Total pages :544
  • ISBN : 9781259534959

Summary : Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective. 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. Along with updated examples and expanded coverage of digital filmmaking, the tenth edition also offers Connect for Film Art, a digital solution that includes multimedia tutorials along with web-based assignment and assessment tools.

The Art and Science of Cinema

  • Author : Anwar Huda
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :270
  • ISBN : 9788126903481

Summary : The Art And Science Of Cinema Provides A Clear And Concise Study Of The Film World. The Book Deals With The Film Technology, Movie History, Great Filmmakers, Actors, Pictures & Aesthetics, Narrative, Genres, Plays And Documentaries.The Reader Will Find Exciting, Informative And Entertaining Study Of Everything Related To Film. It Also Deals With Still Photography, Production Works And Oscar Facts.Whatever Your Interest In Film, This Book Will Give You The Vital Informations And Critical Skills To Understand Films Better Than Before, As It Has Been Lavishly-Illustrated. Fact Filled Pages Make It The Most Comprehensive, Detailed And Explicit Book On The Subject.This Book Is Useful For Film Students, Actors As Well As Lovers Of World Cinema.

Global Art Cinema

  • Author : Rosalind Galt,Karl Schoonover
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2010-04-14
  • Total pages :408
  • ISBN : 9780199726295

Summary : "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.

Film Art: an Introduction with "Film, Form and Culture"

  • Author : David Bordwell,Kristin Thompson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2003-08
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9780077107567

Summary :

Cinema and Painting

  • Author : Angela Dalle Vacche
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :303
  • ISBN : 9780292715837

Summary : The visual image is the common denominator of cinema and painting, and indeed many filmmakers have used the imagery of paintings to shape or enrich the meaning of their films. In this discerning new approach to cinema studies, Angela Dalle Vacche discusses how the use of pictorial sources in film enables eight filmmakers to comment on the interplay between the arts, on the dialectic of word and image, on the relationship between artistic creativity and sexual difference, and on the tension between tradition and modernity. Specifically, Dalle Vacche explores Jean-Luc Godard's iconophobia (Pierrot Le Fou) and Andrei Tarkovsky's iconophilia (Andrei Rubleov), Kenji Mizoguchi's split allegiances between East and West (Five Women around Utamaro), Michelangelo Antonioni's melodramatic sensibility (Red Desert), Eric Rohmer's project to convey interiority through images (The Marquise of O), F. W. Murnau's debt to Romantic landscape painting (Nosferatu), Vincente Minnelli's affinities with American Abstract Expressionism (An American in Paris), and Alain Cavalier's use of still life and the close-up to explore the realms of mysticism and femininity (Thérèse). While addressing issues of influence and intentionality, Dalle Vacche concludes that intertextuality is central to an appreciation of the dialogical nature of the filmic medium, which, in appropriating or rejecting art history, defines itself in relation to national traditions and broadly shared visual cultures.

How to Read a Film

  • Author : James Monaco
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1981
  • Total pages :533
  • ISBN :

Summary : Now thoroughly revised and updated, the book discusses recent breakthroughs in media technology, including such exciting advances as video discs and cassettes, two-way television, satellites, cable and much more.