Film Art: An Introduction / Edition 9

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Overview

Combining the traditional topics reviewed in a discussion of film as an art form this updated book now inlcudes information on the latest film technology such as the computer special effects used in Forest Gump. The book differentiates documentaries from fiction film,mainstream commercial films from avant-garde/experimental films. Western and horror films are also reviewed. The role of sound is fully analyzed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073386164
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 11/25/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 344,033
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

David Bordwell is Jacques Ledoux Professor Emeritus of Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a master's degree and a doctorate in film from the University of Iowa. His books include The Films of Carl Theodor Dreyer (University of California Press, 1981), Narration in the Fiction Film (University of Wisconsin Press, 1985), Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema (Princeton University Press, 1988), Making Meaning: Inference and Rhetoric in the Interpretation of Cinema (Harvard University Press, 1989), The Cinema of Eisenstein (Harvard University Press, 1993), On the History of Film Style (Harvard University Press, 1997), Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment (Harvard University Press, 2000), Figures Traced in Light: On Cinematic Staging (University of California Press, 2005), The Way Hollywood Tells It: Story and Style in Modern Movies (University of California Press, 2006), and The Poetics of Cinema (Routledge, 2008). He has won a University Distinguished Teaching Award and was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Copenhagen. His we site is www.davidbordwell.net.

Kristin Thompson is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a master’s degree in film from the University of Iowa and a doctorate in film from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has published Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible: A Neoformalist Analysis (Princeton University Press, 1981), Exporting Entertainment: America in the World Film Market 1907-1934 (British Film Institute, 1985), Breaking the Glass Armor: Neoformalist Film Analysis (Princeton University Press, 1988), Wooster Proposes, Jeeves Disposes, or, Le Mot Juste (James H. Heineman, 1992), Storytelling in the New Hollywood: Understanding Classical Narrative Technique (Harvard University Press, 1999), Storytelling in Film and Television (Harvard University Press, 2003), Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood: German and American Film after World War I (Amsterdam University Press, 2005), and The Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood (University of California Press, 2007). She blogs with David at www.davidbordwell.net/blog. She maintains her own blog, "The Frodo Franchise," at www.kristinthompson.net/blog. In her spare time she studies Egyptology.

The authors have also collaborated on Film History: An Introduction (McGraw-Hill, 3rd. ed., 2010) and, with Janet Staiger, on The Classical Hollywood Cinema: Film Style and Mode of Production to 1960 (Columbia University Press, 1985).

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Table of Contents

Part One: Film Art and Filmmaking

Chapter 1. Putting Films on Screen


Part Two: Film Form

Chapter 2. The Significance of Film Form

Chapter 3. Narrative as a Formal System


Part Three: Film Style

Chapter 4. The Shot: Mise-en-Scene

Chapter 5. The Shot: Cinematography

Chapter 6. The Relation of Shot to Shot: Editing

Chapter 7. Sound in the Cinema

Chapter 8. Style as a Formal System


Part Four: Types of Films

Chapter 9. Film Genres

Chapter 10. Documentary, Experimental, and Animated Films


Part Five: Critical Analysis of Films

Introduction: Writing a Critical Analysis of a Film

Chapter 11. Sample Analyses


Part Six: Film Art and Film History

Chapter 12. Film Art and Film History
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