Film Art

Author: David Bordwell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781259253317
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"Studying the arts isn't only about learning facts and concepts either, although both are important. In addition, studying the arts broadens our tastes. In eleven editions of Film Art, we've made reference to many well-known films but also to many that you've probably never heard of. This is part of our plan. We want to show that the world of cinema teems with a great many unexpected pleasures, and we hope to get you curious"--

Film Art An Introduction

Author: Kristin Thompson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781259534959
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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.

Film Study

Author: Frank Manchel
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838631867
Size: 49.86 MB
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The four volumes of Film Study include a fresh approach to each of the basic categories in the original edition. Volume one examines the film as film; volume two focuses on the thematic approach to film; volume three draws on the history of film; and volume four contains extensive appendices listing film distributors, sources, and historical information as well as an index of authors, titles, and film personalities.

Minding Movies

Author: David Bordwell
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226066991
Size: 28.72 MB
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David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson are two of America’s preeminent film scholars. You would be hard pressed to find a serious student of the cinema who hasn’t spent at least a few hours huddled with their seminal introduction to the field—Film Art, now in its ninth edition—or a cable television junkie unaware that the Independent Film Channel sagely christened them the “Critics of the Naughts.” Since launching their blog Observations on Film Art in 2006, the two have added web virtuosos to their growing list of accolades, pitching unconventional long-form pieces engaged with film artistry that have helped to redefine cinematic storytelling for a new age and audience. Minding Movies presents a selection from over three hundred essays on genre movies, art films, animation, and the business of Hollywood that have graced Bordwell and Thompson’s blog. Informal pieces, conversational in tone but grounded in three decades of authoritative research, the essays gathered here range from in-depth analyses of individual films such as Slumdog Millionaire and Inglourious Basterds to adjustments of Hollywood media claims and forays into cinematic humor. For Bordwell and Thompson, the most fruitful place to begin is how movies are made, how they work, and how they work on us. Written for film lovers, these essays—on topics ranging from Borat to blockbusters and back again—will delight current fans and gain new enthusiasts. Serious but not solemn, vibrantly informative without condescension, and above all illuminating reading, Minding Movies offers ideas sure to set film lovers thinking—and keep them returning to the silver screen.

A Comparative Study Of Female Themed Art Films From China And Germany

Author: Ning Xu
Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
ISBN: 3832544046
Size: 75.57 MB
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This book explores female-themed art films from China and Germany and seeks to illustrate how the cultural difference between the ways of representing women and narrating women's themes is shown in both countries' films, by means of analyzing two film elements: mise-en-scène and cinematography. This book analyzes female-themed art films in five topics: Marriage and Love, Birth and Motherhood, Professional Women and Housewives, Death and Despair, and Dreams and Destiny.

Film History

Author: Kristin Thompson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 9780070064492
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Written by two leading film scholars, "Film History: An Introduction" is a comprehensive survey of film-from the backlots of Hollywood, across the United States, and around the world. As in the authors' bestselling "Film Art," concepts and events are illustrated with actual frame enlargements, giving students more realistic points of reference than competing books that use publicity stills.

Philosophy Of The Arts

Author: Gordon Graham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134563671
Size: 20.83 MB
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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.

The Philosophy Of Art

Author: Theodore Gracyk
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745649165
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"[This] is [an] ... introduction to current key issues and debates in aesthetics and philosophy of art. Chapters on standard topics are balanced by topics of interest to today's students, including creativity, authenticity, cultural appropriation, and te distinction between popular and fine art. Other topics include emotive expression, definitional strategies, and artistic value. ... Major current theories are set beside key ideas from Plato, Aristotle, [Immanuel] Kant, [Karl] Marx and [Georg Wilhelm Friedrich ] Hegel. ..."--Back cover.

An Introduction To Film Studies

Author: Jill Nelmes
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415262682
Size: 50.19 MB
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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.