Understanding Movies

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Author: Louis D. Giannetti

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130408136

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 556

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Designed for undergraduate courses in introductory film studies and related areas, this text aims to help students analyze movies with precision and sophistication. It focuses on formalism and the technical elements of the genre, for example, camera-work, casting and editing.

Film, Form, and Culture

Fourth Edition

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Author: Robert Kolker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317541685

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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Film, Form, and Culture (4th edition) offers a lively introduction to both the formal and cultural aspects of film. With extensive analysis of films past and present, this textbook explores film from part to whole; from the smallest unit of the shot to the way shots are edited together to create narrative. It then examines those narratives (both fiction and non-fiction) as stories and genres that speak to the culture of their time and our perceptions of them today. Composition, editing, genres (such as the gangster film, the Western, science fiction, and melodrama) are analyzed alongside numerous images to illustrate the discussion. Chapters on the individuals who make films - the production designer, cinematographer, editor, composer, producer, director, and actor - illustrate the collaborative nature of filmmaking. This new edition includes: An expanded discussion of the digital 'revolution" in filmmaking: exploring the movement from celluloid to digital recording and editing of images, as well as the use of CGI A new chapter on international cinema that covers filmmaking from Italy to Mumbai offering students a broader understanding of cinema on a worldwide scale A new chapter on film acting that uses images to create a small catalogue of gestures and expressions that are recognizable in film after film Expanded content coverage and in-depth analysis throughout, including a visual analysis of a scene from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight An expanded chapter on the cultural contexts of film summarizes the theories of cultural and media studies, concluding with a comparative analysis of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and Judd Apatow’s This is 40 Over 260 images, many in color, that create a visual index to and illustration of the discussion of films and filmmaking Each chapter ends with updated suggestions for further reading and viewing, and there is an expanded glossary of terms. Additional resources for students and teachers can also be found on the companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/kolker), which includes additional case studies, discussion questions and links to useful websites. This textbook is an invaluable and exciting resource for students beginning film studies at undergraduate level.

Writing, Directing, and Producing Documentary Films and Videos, Fourth Edition

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Author: Alan Rosenthal

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809387727

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 448

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As Alan Rosenthal states in the preface to this new edition of his acclaimed resource for filmmakers, Writing, Directing, and Producing Documentary Films and Videos is “a book about storytelling—how to tell great and moving stories about fascinating people, whether they be villains or heroes.” In response to technological advances and the growth of the documentary hybrid in the past five years, Rosenthal reconsiders how one approaches documentary filmmaking in the twenty-first century. Simply and clearly, he explains how to tackle day-to-day problems, from initial concept through distribution. He demonstrates his ideas throughout the book with examples from key filmmakers’ work. New aspects of this fourth edition include a vital new chapter titled "Making Your First Film," and a considerable enlargement of the section for producers, "Staying Alive," which includes an extensive discussion of financing, marketing, festivals, and distribution. This new edition offers a revised chapter on nonlinear editing, more examples of precise and exacting proposals, and the addition of a complex budget example with explanation of the budgeting process. Discussion of documentary hybrids, with suggestions for mastering changes and challenges, has also been expanded, while the “Family Films” chapter includes updated information that addresses rapid expansion in this genre.

The Film Experience

An Introduction

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Author: Timothy Corrigan,Patricia White

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1457685833

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

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In our culture, watching movies is a universal experience but understanding film may not be. The Film Experience reaches out to students, connecting their experiences watching movies with better understanding and knowledge of the medium's full scope. Timothy Corrigan and Patricia Whites classroom favorite is both authoritative and joyful about watching, analyzing, and understanding film. With clips from classic and contemporary films (Rear Window, Life of Pi, Moonrise Kingdom, Chinatown, and many others) plus hundreds of movie images and other graphics, the thoroughly revised new edition covers everything from editing to cinematography to narrative genres, all in a cultural context that reinforces why films and film study matter. The book's featuresForm in Action, Film in Focus, and Concepts at Work combine text, stills, and links to videos online to explore specific films, scenes, and trends in depth.

How to Read a Film

Movies, Media, and Beyond

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Author: James Monaco

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199755790

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 736

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Richard Gilman referred to How to Read a Film as simply "the best single work of its kind." And Janet Maslin in The New York Times Book Review marveled at James Monaco's ability to collect "an enormous amount of useful information and assemble it in an exhilaratingly simple and systematic way." Indeed, since its original publication in 1977, this hugely popular book has become the definitive source on film and media. Now, James Monaco offers a special anniversary edition of his classic work, featuring a new preface and several new sections, including an "Essential Library: One Hundred Books About Film and Media You Should Read" and "One Hundred Films You Should See." As in previous editions, Monaco once again looks at film from many vantage points, as both art and craft, sensibility and science, tradition and technology. After examining film's close relation to other narrative media such as the novel, painting, photography, television, and even music, the book discusses the elements necessary to understand how films convey meaning, and, more importantly, how we can best discern all that a film is attempting to communicate. In addition, Monaco stresses the still-evolving digital context of film throughout--one of the new sections looks at the untrustworthy nature of digital images and sound--and his chapter on multimedia brings media criticism into the twenty-first century with a thorough discussion of topics like virtual reality, cyberspace, and the proximity of both to film. With hundreds of illustrative black-and-white film stills and diagrams, How to Read a Film is an indispensable addition to the library of everyone who loves the cinema and wants to understand it better.

Memory and Movies

What Films Can Teach Us about Memory

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Author: John Seamon

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262029715

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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How popular films from Memento to Slumdog Millionaire can help us understand how memory works.

1,007 GRE Practice Questions, 4th Edition

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Author: Princeton Review

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 0307946320

Category: Study Aids

Page: 704

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THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS. Get extra preparation for an excellent GRE score with over a thousand practice questions and answers. This eBook edition of 1,007 GRE Practice Questions has been optimized for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. Practice makes perfect—and The Princeton Review’s 1,007 GRE Practice Questions gives you everything you need to hone your skills and perfect your score. Inside, you’ll find tips & strategies for tackling the GRE, tons of material to show you what to expect on the exam, and all the practice you need to get the score you want. Inside The Book: All the Practice and Strategies You Need • 2 comprehensive practice exams: 1 diagnostic in the book, 1 computer-based test online • 71 additional verbal, math, and essay drills, including practice questions for the new GRE question types • Math drills broken down by geometric shape: circles, triangles, 3-D figures, etc. • Verbal drills covering the tough Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence questions • Techniques and approaches for every question type • Bonus vocabulary content from Word Smart for the GRE

A Writer's Handbook - Fourth Edition

Developing Writing Skills for University Students

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Author: Leslie E. Casson

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770486712

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Written collaboratively by writing instructors at the Queen’s University Writing Centre, A Writer’s Handbook is a compact yet thorough guide to academic writing for a North American audience. This clear and concise handbook outlines strategies both for thinking assignments through and for writing them well. The fourth edition is revised and updated throughout and reflects changes to MLA citation style for 2016.

Cinema Studies

The Key Concepts

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Author: Susan Hayward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415538130

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 562

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Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts is an essential guide for anyone interested in film. Providing accessible coverage of a comprehensive range of genres, movements, theories and production terms, this is a must-have guide to a fascinating area of study and arguably the greatest art form of modern times. Now fully revised and updated for its fourth edition, the book includes new topical entries such as: CGI Convergence Cult cinema Digital cinema/Post-digital cinema Dogme 95• Movement-image/Time-image Quota quickies 3-D technology