Essential Cinema: An Introduction to Film Analysis

Essential Cinema: An Introduction to Film Analysis

by Jon Lewis
     
 

ISBN-10: 1439083681

ISBN-13: 9781439083680

Pub. Date: 01/01/2013

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Succinct, lively, and affordable, ESSENTIAL CINEMA: AN INTRODUCTION TO FILM ANALYSIS vividly illustrates principles in action as it helps you develop effective skills in close analysis. The book is packed with frame captures you can readily relate to, and it also features interviews with film practitioners throughout, giving you insight into real-world…  See more details below

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Succinct, lively, and affordable, ESSENTIAL CINEMA: AN INTRODUCTION TO FILM ANALYSIS vividly illustrates principles in action as it helps you develop effective skills in close analysis. The book is packed with frame captures you can readily relate to, and it also features interviews with film practitioners throughout, giving you insight into real-world practice. In addition, unique screening questions at the end of each chapter help you apply chapter concepts to any film you watch, while the running glossary and end-of-text illustrated glossary offer easy access to full explanations of concepts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439083680
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Series:
Explore Our New Communications 1st Editions Series
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
140,335
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


1. ANALYZING MOVIES. The Magic of Movies. Movies as Entertainment and Art. How to "Read" a Film. 2. NARRATIVE AND GENRE. Narrative Structure. Characters. Genre. 3. MISE-EN-SCÈNE. The Set. Costumes, Make-Up, and Hair. Blocking and Performance. The Lights. 4. CAMERAWORK. Camera Placement. Camera Movement. Focus and Depth. The Plastic Material: Stock, Exposure, and Effects. 5. EDITING. Elements of Editing. Continuity Editing. Alternative Editing Styles. 6. SOUND. Sound and Image. The Voice Track. Music. Sound Effects. Sound Editing and Mixing. 7. THE COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL CONTEXTS. The Business of Film. Distribution and Marketing. Exhibition. 8. DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATED, AND EXPERIMENTAL FILMS. Documentary. Animation. Experimental Film. 9. FILM HISTORY. Hollywood. American Independents. Europe. Non-Western Film. 10. WRITING ABOUT FILM. Essay Writing Strategies. Research and Citation.

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