Understanding Movies / Edition 13

Understanding Movies / Edition 13

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by Louis Giannetti
     
 

A readable, accessible introduction to film

Understanding Movies provides valuable insight into how movies communicate and convey meaning to their audiences through a unique network of language systems and techniques. In a readable, accessible, and sometimes humorous manner, Understanding Movies engages students in the

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Overview

A readable, accessible introduction to film

Understanding Movies provides valuable insight into how movies communicate and convey meaning to their audiences through a unique network of language systems and techniques. In a readable, accessible, and sometimes humorous manner, Understanding Movies engages students in the fascinating language of film and helps further their appreciation and understanding of why and how movie watchers respond as they do to different films.

Organized around elements of film, the thirteenth edition of this market leading text provides students with a new way of looking at films that are familiar to them through contemporary coverage and a visually engaging presentation.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand film as an industry
  • Discuss the impact of technology on the film industry

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205856169
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/10/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
788
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

In this Section:

1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents

1) Brief Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Photography

Chapter 2: Mise en Scene
Chapter 3:
Movement
Chapter 4: Editing
Chapter 5: Sound
Chapter 6:
Acting
Chapter 7:
Dramatization
Chapter 8:
Story
Chapter 9: Writing
Chapter 10:
Ideology
Chapter 11:
Critique
Chapter 12: Synthesis


2) Full Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Photography
Realism and Formalism
The Shots
The Angles
Light and Dark
Color
Lenses, Filters, and Stocks
The Digital Revolution
The Cinematographer
Further Reading

Chapter 2: Mise en Scene
The Frame
Composition and Design
Territorial Space
Proxemic Patterns
Open and Closed Forms
Further Reading

Chapter 3: Movement
Kinetics
The Moving Camera
Mechanical Distortions of Movement
Further Reading

Chapter 4: Editing
Continuity
D. W. Griffith and Classical Cutting
Soviet Montage and the Formalist Tradition
André Bazin and the Tradition of Realism
Further Reading

Chapter 5: Sound
Historical Background
Sound Effects
Music
Musicals
Spoken Language
Further Reading

Chapter 6: Acting
Stage and Screen Acting
The American Star System
Styles of Acting
Casting
Further Reading

Chapter 7: Dramatization
Time, Space, and Language
The Director
Settings and Décor
Costumes and Makeup
Further Reading

Chapter 8: Story
Narratology
The Spectator
The Classical Paradigm
Realistic Narratives
Formalistic Narratives
Nonfictional Narratives
Genre and Myth
Further Reading

Chapter 9: Writing
The Screenwriter
The Screenplay
North by Northwest: the Screenplay
Figurative Comparisons
Point of View
Literary Adaptations
Further Reading

Chapter 10: Ideology
The Left-Center-Right Model
Culture, Religion, and Ethnicity
Feminism
Queer Cinema
Tone
Further Reading

Chapter 11: Critique
Theories of Realism
Formalist Film Theories
The Auteur Theory
Eclectic and Synthesizing Approaches
Structuralism and Semiology
Historiography
Further Reading

Chapter 12: Synthesis
Photography
Mise En Scène
Movement
Editing
Sound
Acting
Dramatization
Story
Writing
Ideology
Critique
Further Reading

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