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xi, 611 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Preface. 1. PHOTOGRAPHY: Overview. Realism and Formalism. The Shots. The Angles. Light and Dark. Color. Lenses, Filters, and Stocks. Special Effects. The Cinematographer. Further reading. 2. MISE EN SCAeNE: Overview. The Frame. Composition and Design. Territorial Space. Proxemic Patters. Open and Closed Forms. Further Reading. 3. MOVEMENT: Overview. Kinetics. The Moving Camera. Mechanical Distortions of Movement. Further Reading. 4. EDITING: Overview. Continuity. D.W. Griffith and Classical Cutting. Soviet Montage and the Formalist Tradition. Andre Bazin and the Tradition of Realism. Hitchcock's North by Northwest: Storyboard Version. Further Reading. 5. SOUND: Overview. Historical Background. Sound Effects. Music. Musicals. Spoken Language. Further Reading. 6. ACTING: Overview. Stage and Screen Acting. The American Star System. Styles of Acting. Casting. Further Reading. 7. DRAMA: Overview. Time, Space, Language. The Director. Settings and Decor. Costumes and Makeup. Further Reading. 8. STORY: Overview. Narration. The Spectator. The Classical Paradigm. Realistic Narratives. Formalist Narratives. Nonfiction Narratives. Genre and Myth. Further Reading. 9. WRITING. Overview. The Screenwriter. The Screenplay. North by Northwest: Reading Version. Figurative Comparisons. Point of View. Literary Adaptations. Further Reading. 10. IDEOLOGY: Overview. The-Left-Center-Right Model. Culture, Religion, and Ethnicity. Feminism. Queer Cinema. Tone. Further Reading. 11. CRITIQUE: Overview. Theories of Realism. Formalist Film Theories. The Auteur Theory. Eclectic and Synthesizing Approaches. Structuralism and Semiology. Historiography. Further Reading. 12. SYNTHESIS: CITIZEN KANE: Overview. Photography. Mise en Scene. Movement. Editing. Sound. Acting. Drama. Story. Writing. Ideology. Critique. Further Reading. Glossary. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780132336994 20160528
For undergraduate courses in Introduction to Film, Introduction to Cinema, and Film Appreciation. This contemporary, best-selling text is designed to help students analyze movies with precision and technical sophistication. Designed to help students analyze movies with precision and technical sophistication, Understanding Movies focuses on formalism--how the languages of the film (e.g., camera work, editing, lighting, story, photography, etc.) create meaning. Building on the same principle of organization as previous editions--structuring chapters around the elements of film--the new edition of this best seller offers a lavish use of color, printed on high-quality paper and has been updated to integrate recent films, developments in filmmaking, and personalities in the field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780132336994 20160528
Green Library
CHILATST-140-01, ILAC-140-01
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xii, 189 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Each chapter concludes with "Exercises." Preface. 1. Writing About the Movies. Why Write about the Movies? Your Audience and the Aims of Film Criticism. The Movie Review. The Theoretical Essay. The Critical Essay. Opinion and Evaluation. 2. Beginning to Think, Preparing to Watch, and Starting to Write. Subject Matter and Meaning. Silent Dialogue: Talking Back to the Movies. Taking Notes. Visual Memory and Reflection. 3. Film Terms and Topics for Film Analysis and Writing. Themes. Film and the Other Arts. Narrative. Characters. Point of View. Mise-en-Scene and Realism. Realism. Elements of the Mise-en-Scene. Composition and the Image. The Shot. The Edited Image. Sound. Sample Essay. 4. Six Approaches to Writing About Film. Film History. National Cinemas. Genres. Auteurs. Kinds of Formalism. Ideology. Postcolonial Studies and Queer theory. Sample Essays. 5. Style and Structure in Writing. The Right Words. Concrete Language. Denotation and Connotation. Tone. Repetitions and Cliches. Effective Sentences. Economy. Varied Sentence Structures. Coherent Paragraphs. Introductory Paragraphs. Concluding Paragraphs. Checklist for Writing an Effective Essay. 6. Researching the Movies. How to Begin Research. The Materials of Research. Primary Sources. Video. Scripts. Secondary Sources: Books, Indexes, Journals, and Electronic Sources. Film Research on the Internet. Taking Notes on Secondary Sources. Writing the Paper. Sample Essays. 7. Manuscript Form. Manuscript Copy. Last-Minute Corrections. Quotations. Acknowledging Sources. Common Knowledge. Documenting Sources. Notes for Documentation. Works Cited. Notes Supplying Additional Commentary. Common Conventions of Usage. Names. Titles. Foreign Words and Quotation Marks. Sexist Language. Spelling. Last Words. Appendix: Symbols Commonly Used in Marking Papers. Glossary of Film Terms. Works Cited. Credits. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780321096654 20160527
This best-selling text is a succinct guide to thinking critically and writing precisely about film. Both an introduction to film study and a practical writing guide, this brief text introduces students to film terms and the major film theories, enabling them to write more critically. With numerous student and professional examples along the way, this engaging and practical guide progresses from taking notes and writing first drafts to creating polished essays and comprehensive research projects. Moving from movie reviews to theoretical and critical essays, the text demonstrates how an analysis of a film becomes more subtle and rigorous as part of a compositional process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780321096654 20160527
Green Library
CHILATST-140-01, ILAC-140-01