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    DescriptionFilm is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, David Bordwell's and Kristin Thompson's "Film Art" has been the best-selling and widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. While it continues to provide the best introduction to the fundamentals of serious film study, the eighth edition has been revised be more classroom friendly by introducing film techniques earlier in the text, followed by the chapters on Film Genres. Supported by a text-specific Tutorial CD-ROM with video clips, "Film Art" is automatically packaged with this outstanding student learning tool.

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    Film Art: An Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Bordwell, By (author) Kristin Thompson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 272 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 1,139 g
    ISBN 13: 9780071286442
    ISBN 10: 0071286446

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    BISAC V2.8: PER004030
    BIC subject category V2: APFA
    DC22: 791.4301
    Thema V1.0: ATFA
    8, Revised
    Edition statement
    8th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    col. ill
    McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
    Imprint name
    McGraw Hill Higher Education
    Publication date
    27 November 2006
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    Author Information
    David Bordwell is Jacques Ledoux Professor of Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a master's degree and a doctorate from the University of Iowa. He is the author of The Films of Carl Theodor Dreyer (University California Press, 1981), Narration in the Fiction Film (University Wisconsin Press, 1985), Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema (British Film Institute/Princeton University Press, 1988), Making Meaning: Inference and Rhetoric in the Interpretation of Cinema (Harvard University Press, 1989), The Cinema of Eisenstein (Harvard University Press, 1993), On the History of Film Style (Harvard University Press, 1997) and Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment (Harvard University Press, 2000). He has won a University Distinguished Teaching Award. Kristin Thompson is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She holds a master's degree in film from the University of Iowa and a doctorate in film from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She has published Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible (Princeton University Press, 1981), Exporting Entertainment: America's Place in World Film Markets, 1907-1934 (British Film Institute, 1985), Breaking the Glass Armor: Neoformalist Film Analysis (Princeton University Press, 1988), and Wooster Proposes, Jeeves Disposes; or Le Mot Juste (James H. Heinman, 1992). In her spare time she studies Egyptology. The authors have collaborated on Film History (McGraw-Hill, 1994) with Janet Staiger, on The Classical Hollywood Cinema (Columbia University Press, 1985) and Storytelling in the New Hollywood (Harvard University Press, 1999)
    Table of contents
    Brief TOCPrefacePart One: Film Art and Filmmaking Chapter 1. Putting Films on Screen Part Two: Film FormChapter 2. The Significance of Film FormChapter 3. Narrative as a Formal System Part Three: Film StyleChapter 4. The Shot: Mise-en-SceneChapter 5. The Shot: CinematographyChapter 6. The Relation of Shot to Shot: EditingChapter 7. Sound in the Cinema Chapter 8. Style as a Formal System Part Four: Types of FilmsChapter 9. Film GenresChapter 10. Documentary, Experimental, and Animated Films Part Five: Critical Analysis of FilmsIntroduction: Writing a Critical Analysis of a FilmChapter 11. Sample Analyses Part Six: Film Art and Film HistoryChapter 12. Film Art and Film History