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Film

Film Book
Author : Maria Pramaggiore,Tom Wallis
Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9781856694421
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This book is aimed at students of film studies and general readers interested in a comprehensive introduction to the field. It addresses techniques and terminology used in film production and film criticism, emphasizing thinking and writing critically and effectively about film. Organized in three parts, the text focuses on the fundamentals of film analysis before moving on to more complex topics." "Part III introduces readers to interpretive frameworks that treat cinema as a cultural institution. This section encourages readers to move beyond textual analysis and consider the relationship between film and culture. Readers learn to form sophisticated arguments about film in cultural, historical, and economic contexts."--BOOK JACKET.

Film

Film Book
Author : Maria Pramaggiore,Tom Wallis
Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Film: A Critical Introduction, 2e, provides a comprehensive framework for studying films, with an emphasis on writing as a means of exploring film's aesthetic and cultural significance. This book's consistent and comprehensive focus on writing allows the reader to master film vocabulary and concepts while learning to formulate rich interpretations. Part I introduces the reader to the importance of film analysis, offering helpful strategies for discerning the way films produce meaning. Part II examines the fundamental elements of film, including narrative form, mise en scène, cinematography, editing, and sound, and shows how these concepts can be used to interpret films. Part III moves beyond textual analysis to explore film as a cultural institution and introduce the reader to essential areas of film studies research.

Film

Film Book
Author : Maria Pramaggiore,Tom Wallis
Publisher : Pearson College Division
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9780205770779
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Film: A Critical Introduction provides readers with the skills needed to successfully critique and analyze film and teaches strategies for translating ideas about film into written criticism and analysis. Intricate discussions of the current issues in film theory, from sound production to documentaries, keep readers' perspectives on film fresh and informed. Part I introduces readers to the importance of film analysis, offering helpful strategies for discerning the way films produce meaning. Part II examines the fundamental elements of film, including narrative form, mise en scène, cinematography, editing, and sound, and shows how these concepts can be used to interpret films. Part III frames the debates around ideological criticism, national and transnational cinema, and genre and auteur theory that animate contemporary film scholarship.

Teen Film

Teen Film Book
Author : Catherine Driscoll
Publisher : Berg
Release : 2011-06-01
ISBN : 1847888445
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What makes a film a teen film? And why, when it represents such powerful and enduring ideas about youth and adolescence, is teen film usually viewed as culturally insignificant? Teen film is usually discussed as a representation of the changing American teenager, highlighting the institutions of high school and the nuclear family, and experiments in sexual development and identity formation. But not every film featuring these components is a teen film and not every teen film is American. Arguing that teen film is always a story about becoming a citizen and a subject, Teen Film presents a new history of the genre, surveys the existing body of scholarship, and introduces key critical tools for discussing teen film. Surveying a wide range of films including The Wild One, Heathers, Akira and Donnie Darko, the book's central focus is on what kind of adolescence teen film represents, and on teen film's capacity to produce new and influential images of adolescence.

World Cinema

World Cinema Book
Author : Shekhar Deshpande,Meta Mazaj
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-01-17
ISBN : 1136473181
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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World Cinema: A Critical Introduction is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to film industries across the globe. From the 1980s onwards, new technologies and increased globalization have radically altered the landscape in which films are distributed and exhibited. Films are made from the large-scale industries of India, Hollywood, and Asia, to the small productions in Bhutan and Morocco. They are seen in multiplexes, palatial art cinemas in Cannes, traveling theatres in rural India, and on millions of hand-held mobile screens. Authors Deshpande and Mazaj have developed a method of charting this new world cinema that makes room for divergent perspectives, traditions, and positions, while also revealing their interconnectedness and relationships of meaning. In doing so, they bring together a broad range of issues and examples—theoretical concepts, viewing and production practices, film festivals, large industries such as Nollywood and Bollywood, and smaller and emerging film cultures—into a systemic yet flexible map of world cinema. The multi-layered approach of this book aims to do justice to the depth, dynamism, and complexity of the phenomenon of world cinema. For students looking to films outside of their immediate context, this book offers a blueprint that will enable them to transform a casual encounter with a film into a systematic inquiry into world cinema.

Fantasy Film

Fantasy Film Book
Author : James Walters
Publisher : Berg Publishers
Release : 2011-06-15
ISBN : 1847883087
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An innovative introduction to the key aspects of fantasy film, which will be invaluable to students or fans of the fantasy genre.

European Film Theory and Cinema

European Film Theory and Cinema Book
Author : Ian Aitken
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780253340436
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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European Film Theory and Cinema explores the major film theories and movements within European cinema since the early 1900s. An original and critically astute study, it considers film theory within the context of the intellectual climate of the last two centuries. Ian Aitkin focuses particularly on the two major traditions that dominate European film theory and cinema: the "intuitionist modernist and realist" tradition and the "post-Saussurian" tradition. The first originates in a philosophical lineage that encompasses German idealist philosophy, romanticism, phenomenology, and the Frankfurt School. Early intuitionist modernist film culture and later theories and practices of cinematic realism are shown to be part of one continuous tradition. The post-Saussurian tradition includes semiotics, structuralism, and post-structuralism.

Horror Film

Horror Film Book
Author : Murray Leeder
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2018-01-25
ISBN : 1501314440
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Throughout the history of cinema, horror has proven to be a genre of consistent popularity, which adapts to different cultural contexts while retaining a recognizable core. Horror Film: A Critical Introduction, the newest in Bloomsbury's Film Genre series, balances the discussions of horror's history, theory, and aesthetics as no introductory book ever has. Featuring studies of films both obscure and famous, Horror Film is international in its scope and chronicles horror from its silent roots until today. As a straightforward and convenient critical introduction to the history and key academic approaches, this book is accessible to the beginner but still of interest to the expert.

Film Fourth Edition

Film Fourth Edition Book
Author : Maria Pramaggiore,Tom Wallis
Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
Release : 2020-01-14
ISBN : 9781786275776
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Updated and expanded, this new edition is the perfect starter text for students of film studies. The book illustrates basic film concepts in context and in depth. It addresses techniques and terminology used in film production and criticism, emphasizing thinking and writing critically and effectively. With reference to 460 new and existing images, the authors discuss contemporary films and film studies scholarship, as well as recent developments in film production and exhibition, such as digital technologies and new modes of screen media.

Science Fiction Film

Science Fiction Film Book
Author : Keith M. Johnston
Publisher : Berg
Release : 2013-05-09
ISBN : 1847884784
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Science Fiction Film develops a historical and cultural approach to the genre that moves beyond close readings of iconography and formal conventions. It explores how this increasingly influential genre has been constructed from disparate elements into a hybrid genre. Science Fiction Film goes beyond a textual exploration of these films to place them within a larger network of influences that includes studio politics and promotional discourses. The book also challenges the perceived limits of the genre - it includes a wide range of films, from canonical SF, such as Le voyage dans la lune, Star Wars and Blade Runner, to films that stretch and reshape the definition of the genre. This expansion of generic focus offers an innovative approach for students and fans of science fiction alike.

Historical Film

Historical Film Book
Author : Jonathan Stubbs
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2013-03-28
ISBN : 1472520025
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Although precise definitions have not been agreed on, historical cinema tends to cut across existing genre categories and establishes an intimidatingly large group of films. In recent years, a lively body of work has developed around historical cinema, much of it proposing valuable new ways to consider the relationship between cinematic and historical representation. However, only a small proportion of this writing has paid attention to the issue of genre. In order to counter this omission, this book combines a critical analysis of the Hollywood historical film with an examination of its generic dimensions and a history of its development since the silent period. Historical Film: A Critical Introduction is concerned not simply with the formal properties of the films at hand, but also the ways in which they have been promoted, interpreted and discussed in relation to their engagement with the past.

Steampunk Film

Steampunk Film Book
Author : Robbie McAllister
Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
Release : 2020-09-17
ISBN : 9781501368608
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Steampunk Film: A Critical Introduction is a concise and accessible overview of steampunk's indelible impact within film, and acts as a case study for examining the ways with which genres hybridize and coalesce into new forms. Since the beginning of the 21st century, a series of high-profile and big-budget films have adopted steampunk identities to re-imagine periods of industrial development into fantastical histories where future meets past. By calling this growing mass-cultural fetishism for anachronistic machines into question, this book examines how a retro-futuristic romanticism for technology powered by cogs, pistons and steam-engines has taken center stage in blockbuster cinema. As the first monograph to consider cinema's unique relationship with steampunk, it places this burgeoning genre in the context of ongoing debates within film theory: each of which reflecting the movement's remarkable interest in reengineering historical technologies. Rather than acting as a niche subculture, Robbie McAllister argues that steampunk's proliferation in mainstream filmmaking reflects a desire to reassess contemporary relationships with technology and navigate the intense changes that the medium itself is experiencing in the 21st century.

Close Up

Close Up Book
Author : Craig Padawer
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012-08-09
ISBN : 9781465207562
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Close Up book written by Craig Padawer, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

New Documentary

New Documentary Book
Author : Stella Bruzzi
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2002-01-04
ISBN : 1134739443
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New Documentary: A Critical Introduction provides a comprehensive account of the last two decades of documentary filmmaking in Britain, the US and Europe. Stella Bruzzi's engaging textbook discusses key genres, filmmakers, and issues for the study of non-fiction film and television, including: * key texts such as the Zapruder film of Kennedy's assassination, Shoah, Hoop Dreams and Michael Apted's 7 Up series * documentary genres, from current affairs programming to 'fly on the wall' documentaries to 'reality tv' series * the work of documentary filmmakers such as Emile de Antonio, Fred Wiseman, Nick Broomfield, Molly Dineen and Paul Watson * the work of avant-garde filmmakers such as Chris Marker, Patrick Keiller, Peter Greenaway and Wim Wenders, whose films challenge conventions of documentary filmmaking * movies based on historical events, such as 'JFK' and 'Nixon' * faux documentaries such as This is Spinal Tap, Bob Roberts and Man Bites Dog * gender identity, queer theory, performance, 'race' and spectatorship. Bruzzi shows how theories of documentary filmmaking can be applied to contemporary texts and genres, and discusses the relationship between recent, innovative examples of the genre and the more established canon of documentary.

Film Noir

Film Noir Book
Author : Ian Brookes
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2017-03-09
ISBN : 1780933177
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What is film noir? With its archetypal femme fatale and private eye, its darkly-lit scenes and even darker narratives, the answer can seem obvious enough. But as Ian Brookes shows in this new study, the answer is a lot more complex than that. This book is designed to tackle those complexities in a critical introduction that takes into account the problems of straightforward definition and classification. Students will benefit from an accessible introductory text that is not just an account of what film noir is, but also an interrogation of the ways in which the term came to be applied to a disparate group of American films of the 1940s and 1950s.

Partition Literature and Cinema

Partition Literature and Cinema Book
Author : Jaydip Sarkar,Rupayan Mukherjee
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2020-04-30
ISBN : 1000067548
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book studies literary and cinematic representations of the Partition of India. It discusses Partition as not just an immediate historical catastrophe but as a lingering cultural presence and consequently a potent trope in literary and visual representations. The volume features essays on key texts – written and visual – including Train to Pakistan, "Toba Tek Singh", Basti, Garm Hava, Pinjar, among others. Partition Literature and Cinema will be indispensable introductory reading for students and researchers of modern Indian history, Partition studies, literature, film studies, media and cultural studies, popular culture and performance, postcolonial studies, and South Asian studies. It will also be of interest to enthusiasts of Indian cinematic history.

The Art of Record

The Art of Record Book
Author : John Corner,Professor at the School of Politics and Communication Studies John Corner
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Release : 1996-11-15
ISBN : 9780719046872
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This work looks at the role of documentary in film and television. It presents a clear view of the theoretical issues and critical debates which surround documentary, and discusses the development of the main styles and approaches, including dramadocs and fly-on-the-wall.

Independent Visions

Independent Visions Book
Author : Donald Lyons
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Independent Visions is an indispensable guide to the independent filmmakers who are changing how we look at movies. Donald Lyons writes with wit and passion."--Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Far from the big money movie machine of Hollywood lies the cutting-edge, artistically fresh world of American independent film. These independent filmmakers, working outside the formulas and constraints of the big studios, produce today's most exciting and innovative movies. In Independent Visions, film critic Donald Lyons surveys the surprisingly vast array of these independents from across the country and dissects the fascinating careers of the men and women who made them, Including: Joel Coen (Barton Fink) * Martha Coolidge (Rambling Rose) * David Cronenberg (Naked Lunch) * Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant) * Carl Franklin (One False Move) * Leslie Harris (Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.) * Hal Hartley (Simple Men) * Jim Jarmusch (Mystery Train) * Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing) * David Lynch (Blue Velvet) * John McNaughton (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer) * Robert Rodriguez (El Mariachi) * Nancy Savoca (True Love) * John Sayles (Passion Fish) * John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood) * Steven Soderbergh (Sex, Lies and Videotape) * Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs) * Gus Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho) * and many more!

The Lonely Artist

The Lonely Artist Book
Author : Philip Coorey
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1970
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Lonely Artist book written by Philip Coorey, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Christophe Honor

Christophe Honor   Book
Author : David A. Gerstner,Julien Nahmias
Publisher : Wayne State University Press
Release : 2015-12-01
ISBN : 081433864X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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French filmmaker Christophe Honoré challenges audiences with complex cinematic form, intricate narrative structures, and aesthetically dynamic filmmaking. But the limited release of his films outside of Europe has left him largely unknown to U.S. audiences. In Christophe Honoré: A Critical Introduction, authors David A. Gerstner and Julien Nahmias invite English-speaking scholars and cinéastes to explore Honoré’s three most recognized films, Dans Paris (2006), Les Chansons d’amour (2007), and La Belle personne (2008)—”the trilogy.” Gerstner and Nahmias analyze Honoré’s filmmaking as the work of a queer auteur whose cinematic engagement with questions of family, death, and sexual desire represent new ground for queer theory. Considering each of the trilogy films in turn, the authors take a close look at Honoré’s cinematic technique and how it engages with France’s contemporary cultural landscape. With careful attention to the complexity of Honoré’s work, they consider critically contested issues such as the filmmaker’s cinematic strategies for addressing AIDS, the depth of his LGBTQ politics, his representations of death and sexual desire, and the connections between his films and the New Wave. Anchored by a comprehensive interview with the director, the authors incorporate classical and contemporary film theories to offer a range of cinematic interventions for thinking queerly about the noted film author. Christophe Honoré: A Critical Introduction reconceptualizes the relationship between film theory and queer theory by moving beyond predominant literary and linguistic models, focusing instead on cinematic technique. Students and teachers of queer film will appreciate this thought-provoking volume.