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Film, Form, and Culture / Edition 1
     

Film, Form, and Culture / Edition 1

by Robert Phillip Kolker
 

ISBN-10: 0072452978

ISBN-13: 9780072452976

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072452976
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Seeing Is Not Believing
1(15)
Image and Reality
1(3)
Representation
4(6)
Perspective and the Pleasures of Tricking the Eye
5(1)
Photography and Reality
6(1)
Photography and the Thing Itself
7(1)
Reality as Image
8(1)
Manipulation of the Image
9(1)
From the Photographic to the Cinematic Image
10(4)
Moving Images
11(1)
The Intersection of Photography and Film
11(1)
Economic Processes
12(1)
The Economics of Realism
12(2)
Notes and References
14(2)
Formal Structures: How Films Tell Their Stories
16(44)
From Image to Narrative
16(3)
The Economics of the Image
19(5)
The System Develops: Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin
20(2)
From the Individual to the Studio
22(2)
The Making of the Classical Hollywood Style
24(9)
Fabricating the Image
24(4)
The Whole and Its Parts
28(1)
Making the Parts Invisible
29(1)
Ideology at Work
30(1)
Form and Content
31(2)
The Shot
33(1)
The Cut
34(9)
The Development of Continuity Cutting
35(2)
Shot/Reverse Shot
37(1)
Dialogue Cutting
38(2)
Sight Lines
40(1)
Arbitrary Conventions
41(1)
The Hollywood Economical Style
42(1)
Departures from the Classical Hollywood Style
43(7)
Eisenstein Montage
44(2)
Attending to the Shot
46(1)
Mise-en-scene
47(1)
The Long Take in Citizen Kane
48(2)
Expressive Use of Mise-en-scene and Editing
50(4)
John Ford
50(1)
Robert Altman
50(1)
Stanley Kubrick
51(1)
Alfred Hitchcock
51(1)
Martin Scorsese and Point of View
52(2)
Movie Conventions
54(4)
Gender Specificity
55(2)
Convention and Consciousness
57(1)
Notes and References
58(2)
Film as Cultural Practice
60(38)
Popular Culture
60(1)
Definitions of Culture
61(3)
Subcultures
62(1)
The Roots of Cultural Differences
63(1)
How Popular Culture Becomes Mass Culture
64(1)
Radio and Print
64(1)
Television
65(1)
Theories of Culture
65(7)
The Frankfurt School
66(1)
The Frankfurt School in America
67(1)
Masscult and Midcult
68(1)
Benjamin and Aura
69(3)
Cultural Studies
72(4)
Text and Context
73(1)
Negotiation
73(1)
Judgment and Values
74(1)
Intertextuality and the Postmodern
74(2)
Cultural Criticism Applied to Cinematic Texts
76(20)
Cultural Studies and Film
76(1)
Vertigo and Die Hard
76(2)
The Cultural Mix: Film and Television
78(2)
Bruce Willis versus James Stewart: The Function of the Star
80(2)
Vertigo and the Culture of the Fifties
82(3)
Vertigo and Die Hard: Men in Film
85(3)
Stories of Modernity
88(2)
Stories of Postmodernity
90(2)
The Buddy Film
92(1)
The End of Redemption
93(3)
Notes and References
96(2)
The Stories Told by Film
98(46)
Master Narratives and Dominant Fictions
98(4)
Internal Tensions
98(1)
Closure
99(1)
Narrative Constraints
100(2)
Genre
102(5)
Subgenres
102(1)
Generic Limits
102(1)
Genre and Gesture
103(1)
Generic Origins
103(2)
Genre and Narrative Economy
105(2)
Genre Analysis
107(1)
Melodrama
107(13)
Griffith
108(9)
Ideological Norms
117(1)
The Western
118(2)
Film Noir
120(10)
Expressionist Roots of Noir
120(6)
Noir's Climax
126(2)
Noir's Rebirth
128(1)
Genre Resilience
129(1)
European and Other Cinemas
130(11)
Italian Neorealism
130(3)
The French New Wave
133(5)
The Influence of Brecht
138(1)
Visual Pleasure
139(2)
Notes and References
141(3)
The Story Tellers of Film
144(33)
Who Makes Movies?
144(4)
Individuals and Creativity
144(1)
The Ideal Viewer
145(1)
Film and the Individual Talent
146(1)
Collaboration as Creativity
146(2)
Moviemakers
148(14)
Craftspeople
148(1)
Production Designer
148(1)
Cinematographer
149(1)
Editor
150(1)
Composer
151(3)
Screenwriter
154(2)
Actors
156(3)
Collaboration Reconsidered
159(1)
Producer
160(2)
The Auteur
162(13)
European Origins
162(1)
The Birth of the Auteur
162(1)
The Auteur Theory
163(10)
Auteurism Today
173(2)
Notes and References
175(2)
Other Screens: The Future of the Image
177(21)
Television
178(6)
Commercial Structures
179(1)
The Television Gaze
179(1)
The News and the Gaze
180(1)
Narrative Programming
181(1)
Flow
182(2)
Televisual Pleasure
184(1)
From Analogue to Digital
184(3)
The Third Screen
187(11)
Other Narratives
187(5)
Film, Form, and Culture, The CD-ROM
192(1)
The Computer and the Text
193(1)
Modernity and the Internet
194(4)
Notes and References 198(3)
Index 201

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