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Film art : an introduction

David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson.
  • Boston : McGraw Hill, ©2008.
  • 8th ed.
  • xxiii, 505 pages : illustrations(some colored) ; 28 cm + Accompanied by: CD-ROM (4 3/4 ").
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Subjects
Contents
  • Part 1. Film Art and Filmmaking
  • Chapter 1. Film as Art: Creativity, Technology, and Business
  • Film Artistry in Shadow of a Doubt
  • Box: A Closer Look: Picking out Patterns
  • Mechanics of the Movies
  • Illusion Machined
  • Making the Movie: Film Production
  • Scriptwriting and Funding Phase
  • Preparation Phase
  • Shooting Phase
  • Assembly Phase
  • Box: A Closer Look: Some Terms and Roles in Film Production
  • Modes of Production
  • Large-Scale Production
  • Exploitation and Independent Production
  • Small-Scale Production
  • Artistic Implications of Different Modes of Production
  • Box: A Closer Look: Convergences: Film and Video
  • Bringing the Film to the Audience: Distribution and Exhibition
  • Distribution: The Center of Power
  • Exhibition: Theatrical and Nontheatrical
  • Box: Movies on Screen: A 2004 Profile of Theatrical Exhibition
  • Artistic Implications of Distribution and Exhibition
  • Where to Go from Here
  • Recommended DVDs
  • Recommended DVD Supplements
  • Part 2. Film Form
  • Chapter 2. Significance of Film Form
  • Concept of Form in Film
  • Form as System
  • "Form" Versus "Content"
  • Formal Expectations
  • Conventions and Experience
  • Form and Feeling
  • Form and Meaning
  • Evaluation
  • Principles of Film Form
  • Function
  • Similarity and Repetition
  • Difference and Variation
  • Development
  • Unity and Disunity
  • Where to Go from Here
  • Recommended DVD Supplements
  • Chapter 3. Narrative as a Formal System
  • Principles of Narrative Construction
  • Plot and Story
  • Cause and Effect
  • Time
  • Space
  • Box: A Closer Look: Playing Games with Story Time
  • Openings, Closings, and Patterns of Development
  • Narration: The Flow of Story Information
  • Range of Story Information
  • Depth of Story Information
  • Narrator
  • Summing Up Narration
  • Classical Hollywood Cinema
  • Narrative Form in Citizen Kane
  • Overall Narrative Expectations in Citizen Kane
  • Plot and Story m Citizen Kane
  • Citizen Kane's Causality
  • Time in Citizen Kane
  • Motivation Citizen Kane
  • Citizen Kane's Parallelism
  • Patterns of Plot Development in Citizen Kane
  • Narration in Citizen Kane
  • Where to Go from Here
  • Recommended DVD Supplements
  • Part 3. Film Style
  • Chapter 4. Shot: Mise-en-Scene
  • What Is Mise-en-Scene?
  • Aspects of Mise-en-Scene
  • Costume and Makeup
  • Lighting
  • Staging: Movement and Performance
  • Box: A Closer Look: The Film Actor's Toolkit
  • Putting It All Together: Mise-en-Scene in Space and Time
  • Space
  • Time
  • Narrative Functions of Mise-en-Scene in Our Hospitality
  • Where to Go from Here
  • Recommended DVD Supplements
  • Chapter 5. Shot: Cinematography
  • Photographic Image
  • Range of Tonalities
  • Speed of Motion
  • Box-A Closer Look: From Monsters to the Mundane: Computer-Generated imagery in The Lord of the Rings
  • Framing
  • Frame Dimensions and Shape
  • Box: A Closer Look: Common Aspect Ratios of 35mm Film
  • Onscreen and Offscreen Space
  • Angle, Level, Height, and Distance of Framing
  • Mobile Frame
  • Duration of the Image: The Long Take
  • Functions of the Long Take
  • Long Take and the Mobile Frame
  • Where to Go from Here
  • Recommended DVD Supplements
  • Chapter 6. Relation of Shot to Shot: Editing
  • What Is Editing?
  • Dimensions of Film Editing
  • Graphic Relations Between Shot A and Shot B
  • Rhythmic Relations Between Shot A and Shot B
  • Spatial Relations Between Shot A and Shot B
  • Temporal Relations Between Shot A and Shot B
  • Continuity Editing
  • Spatial Continuity: The 180[Degrees] System
  • Continuity Editing in The Maltese Falcon
  • Continuity Editing: Some Fine Points
  • More Refinements: Crossing the Axis of Action
  • Crosscutting
  • Temporal Editing: Order, Frequency, and Duration
  • Box: A Closer Look: Intensified Continuity: L.A. Confidential and Contemporary Editing
  • Alternatives to Continuity Editing
  • Graphic and Rhythmic Possibilities
  • Spatial and Temporal Discontinuity
  • Functions of Discontinuity Editing: October
  • Where to Go from Here
  • Recommended DVD Supplements
  • Chapter 7. Sound in the Cinema
  • Powers of Sound
  • Fundamentals of Film Sound
  • Perceptual Properties
  • Selection, Alteration, and Combination
  • Dimensions of Film Sound
  • Rhythm
  • Fidelity
  • Space
  • Box: A Closer Look: Offscreen Sound and Optical Point of View: The Money Exchange in Jackie Brown
  • Time
  • Functions of Film Sound: A Man Escaped
  • Fontaine's Commentary
  • Sound Effects and Narration
  • Sound Motifs
  • Music
  • Sample Sequence
  • Where to Go from Here
  • Recommended DVD Supplements
  • Chapter 8. Summary: Style as a Formal System
  • Concept of Style
  • Style and the Filmmaker
  • Style and the Viewer
  • Analyzing Film Style
  • Step 1. Determine the Organization Structure
  • Step 2. Identify the Salient Techniques Used
  • Step 3. Trace Out Patterns of Techniques
  • Step 4. Propose Functions for the Salient Techniques and the Patterns They Form
  • Style in Citizen Kane
  • Where to Go from Here
  • Recommended DVD Supplements
  • Part 4. Types of Films
  • Chapter 9. Film Genres
  • Understanding Genre
  • Defining a Genre
  • Analyzing a Genre
  • Genre History
  • Box: A Closer Look: A Contemporary Genre: The Crime Thriller
  • Social Functions of Genres
  • Three Genres
  • Western
  • Horror Film
  • Musical
  • Where to Go from Here
  • Recommended DVD Supplements
  • Chapter 10. Documentary, Experimental, and Animated Films
  • Documentary
  • What Is a Documentary?
  • Types Documentary
  • Boundaries Between Documentary and Fiction
  • Types of Form in Documentary Films
  • Categorical Form
  • Rhetorical Form
  • Experimental Film
  • Types of Form in Experimental Films
  • Abstract Form
  • Associational Form
  • Animated Film
  • Example of Narrative Animation: Duck Amuck
  • Example of Experimental Animation: Fuji
  • Where to Go from Here
  • Recommended DVD Supplements
  • Part 5. Critical Analysis of Films
  • Chapter 11. Film Criticism: Critical Analyses
  • Classical Narrative Cinema
  • His Girl Friday
  • North by Northwest
  • Do The Right Thing
  • Narrative Alternatives to Classical Filmmaking
  • Breathless (A Bout de Souffle)
  • Tokyo Story (Tokyo Monogatari)
  • Chungking Express (Chung Hing sam lam)
  • Documentary Form and Style
  • Man with a Movie Camera (Chelovek s kinoapparatom)
  • Thin Blue Line
  • Form, Style, and Ideology
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • Raging Bull
  • Appendix. Writing a Critical Analysis of a Film
  • Preparing to Write
  • Step 1. Develop a Thesis That Your Essay Will Explain and Support
  • Step 2. Draw Up a Segmentation of the Entire Film
  • Step 3. Note Outstanding Instances of Film Technique
  • Organizing and Writing
  • Sample Essay: Fantasy and Reality in The King of Comedy
  • Where to Go from Here
  • Sample-Analysis Films on DVD
  • Part 6. Film History
  • Chapter 12. Film Art and Film History
  • Early Cinema (1893-1903)
  • Development of the Classical Hollywood Cinema (1908-1927)
  • German Expressionism (1919-1926)
  • French Impressionism and Surrealism (1918-1930)
  • Impressionism
  • Surrealism
  • Soviet Montage (1924-1930)
  • Classical Hollywood Cinema After the Coming of Sound
  • Italian Neorealism (1942-1951)
  • French New Wave (1959-1964)
  • New Hollywood and Independent Filmmaking
  • Contemporary Hong Kong Cinema
  • Where to Go from Here
  • Recommended DVDs
  • Recommended DVD Supplements.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 472-474) and index.
ISBN
  • 9780073535067 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0073535060 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0073310271
  • 9780073310275
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2006046880
  • OCLC: 71582190
  • OCLC: 71582190