Film Art: An Introduction

Film Art: An Introduction

Paperback Film Art: An Introduction

By (author) David Bordwell, By (author) Kristin Thompson

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  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • Format: Paperback | 544 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 272mm x 18mm | 1,066g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0073535109
  • ISBN 13: 9780073535104
  • Edition: 10, Revised
  • Edition statement: 10th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 60,950

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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.

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Author information

David Bordwell e Professore Emerito di Film Studies presso il Dipartimento di Arti e Comunicazione dell'Universita del Wisconsin-Madison. E' autore, fra gli altri, di: Narration in the Fiction Film (1985), Th e Cinema of Eisenstein (1993), On the History of Film Style (1997) e Th e Way Hollywood Tells It: Story and Style in Modern Movies (2006). Kristin Thompson e membro onorario del Dipartimento di Arti e Comunicazione dell'Universita di Wisconsin-Madison. Ha pubblicato, tra gli altri, Exporting Entertainment: America's Place in Word Film Markets, 1901-1934 (1985), Storytelling in the New Hollywood: Understanding Classical Narrative Technique (1999), Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood: German and American Film after World War I (2005).

Table of contents

Part 1 Film Art and Filmmaking 1. Film as Art: Creativity, Technology, and Business Part 2 Film Form 2. The Significance of Film Form 3. Narrative Form Part 3 Film Style 4. The Shot: Mise-en-Scene 5. The Shot: Cinematography 6. The Relation of Shot to Shot: Editing 7. Sound in the Cinema 8. Summary: Style as a Formal System Part 4 Types of Films 9. Film Genres 10. Documentary, Experimental, and Animated Films Part 5 Critical Analysis of Films 11. Film Criticism: Sample Analyses Appendix: Writing a Critical Analysis of a Film Part 6 Film History 12. Historical Changes in Film Art: Conventions and Choices, Tradition and Trends Glossary Credits Recommended DVD and Blu-Ray Supplements Index