Understanding Movies / Edition 12

Understanding Movies / Edition 12

by Louis Giannetti
ISBN-10:
0205737544
ISBN-13:
9780205737543
Pub. Date:
02/04/2010
Publisher:
Pearson
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Overview

Understanding Movies / Edition 12

Updated in a new 12th edition , this book is organized around the elements of film and provides readers valuable insight into how movies communicate and convey meaning to their audiences.

This book engages readers 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. From Slumdog Millionaire to Transformers. this book provides readers with a new way of looking at films that are familiar to them through contemporary coverage

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205737543
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 02/04/2010
Series: MyCommunicationKit Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxii
1Photography1
Overview2
Realism and Formalism2
The Shots11
The Angles13
Light and Dark18
Color22
Lenses, Filters, Stocks, Opticals, and Gauges28
The Cinematographer36
Further Reading42
2Mise en Scene43
Overview44
The Frame44
Composition and Design56
Territorial Space66
Proxemic Patterns77
Open and Closed Forms83
Further Reading92
3Movement93
Overview94
Kinetics95
The Moving Camera112
Mechanical Distortions of Movement123
Further Reading132
4Editing133
Overview134
Continuity134
D. W. Griffith and Classical Cutting138
Soviet Montage and the Formalist Tradition155
Andre Bazin and the Tradition of Realism168
Hitchcock's North by Northwest: Storyboard Version181
Further Reading206
5Sound207
Overview208
Historical Background208
Sound Effects215
Music219
Musicals and Opera226
Spoken Language230
Further Reading244
6Acting245
Overview246
Stage and Screen Acting247
The American Star System259
Styles of Acting276
Casting287
Further Reading293
7Drama295
Overview296
Time, Space, and Language296
The Director305
Settings and Decor311
Costumes and Makeup324
Further Reading332
8Story333
Overview334
Narratology336
The Spectator339
The Classical Paradigm343
Realistic Narratives348
Formalistic Narratives352
Nonfictional Narratives356
Genre and Myth362
Further Reading372
9Writing373
Overview374
The Screenwriter374
The Screenplay383
North by Northwest: Reading Version387
Figurative Comparisons393
Point of View401
Literary Adaptations405
Further Reading409
10Ideology411
Overview412
The Left-Center-Right Model417
Culture, Religion, and Ethnicity427
Feminism437
Gay Liberation444
Tone450
Further Reading453
11Theory455
Overview456
Theories of Realism457
Formalist Film Theories464
The Auteur Theory470
Eclectic and Synthetic Theories477
Structuralism and Semiology480
Historiography487
Further Reading492
12Synthesis: Citizen Kane493
Photography495
Mise en Scene499
Movement501
Editing505
Sound507
Acting509
Drama511
Story516
Writing518
Ideology522
Theory524
Further Reading529
Glossary531
Index545

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