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The Power of Film [NOOK Book]

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America's most distinguished film professor provides the definitive A to Z course on the intricacies of film. Each entry in this remarkable book, which represents a lifetime of teaching film, has already inspired and educated several generations of Hollywood's greatest filmmakers and writers. This book examines the patterns and principles that make films popular and memorable, and will be useful both for those who want to create films and for those who just want to understand them better. Advance Review Quotes: ...
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Overview

America's most distinguished film professor provides the definitive A to Z course on the intricacies of film. Each entry in this remarkable book, which represents a lifetime of teaching film, has already inspired and educated several generations of Hollywood's greatest filmmakers and writers. This book examines the patterns and principles that make films popular and memorable, and will be useful both for those who want to create films and for those who just want to understand them better. Advance Review Quotes: "Howard Suber's understanding of film storytelling fills the pages of this wise, liberating book. Much of it is surprisingly contrary to what 'everyone knows.' A remarkable work." Francis Ford Coppola

America's most distinguished film professor provides the definitive A-to-Z course on the intricacies of film. Each entry in this remarkable book, which represents a lifetime of teaching film, has already inspired and educated several generations of Hollywood's greatest filmmakers and writers.

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Using a list of popular films as his guide, veteran UCLA film school teacher Suber attempts to discern patterns and principles that make each work memorable. His book is basically a series of rambling observations arranged alphabetically under such dubious headings as "Goofy," "Intentionality," and "Simultaneity." Suber acknowledges that the entries, each of which ranges from a couple of sentences to several pages in length, "may feel like the punch lines of jokes that I've forgotten to give you the setup for" (e.g., Hollywood is described as "a mythical kingdom that millions of people seek to enter but once they do, will never admit they're a part of"). Readers are likely to be disappointed by the lack of specific film references. Unfortunately, this book is neither provocative nor valuable as a film reference tool. Libraries needing something along these lines would be better off purchasing Pauline Kael's 5001 Nights at the Movies, an A-to-Z listing and evaluation of specific films that works as a unified vision of film history and criticism. Stephen Rees, Levittown P.L., PA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615930500
  • Publisher: Wiese, Michael Productions
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 424
  • File size: 780 KB

Meet the Author

Suber has taught more than 65 different courses in 40 years at UCLA's celebrated film schoo. He has been a consultant to every major film studio, and his former students are currently active throughout the world.

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