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Film Art - An Introduction (10th Edition)

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Title: Film Art - An Introduction (10th Edition)
Author: Bordwell, David
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Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson's Film Art has been the best-selling and most widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. Taking a skills-centered approach supported by examples from many periods and countries, the authors help students develop a core set of analytical skills that will enrich their understanding of any film, in any genre. In-depth examples deepen students' appreciation for how creative choices by filmmakers affect what viewers experience and how they respond. Film Art is generously illustrated with more than 1,000 frame enlargements taken directly from completed films, providing concrete illustrations of key concepts. Along with updated examples and expanded coverage of digital filmmaking, the tenth edition also offers Connect for Film Art, a digital solution that includes multimedia tutorials along with web-based assignment and assessment tools.

Key Features


• Connect for Film Art. New for the tenth edition, Connect for Film Art is a digital solution that includes multimedia tutorials along with web-based assignment and assessment tools. The video tutorials clarify and reinforce key concepts from the text, including lighting, editing, and cinematography; film clips featured in the tutorials come from the Criterion Collection and include Breathless, Ashes and Diamonds, and M. Hulot?s Holiday. To help students improve their understanding of key concepts and to develop analytical skills, Connect for Film Art also includes review quizzes, interactive activities, and writing and analysis activities.
• Updated coverage of topics related to digital filming. New and updated sections include digital production and postproduction, online film distribution, and motion and performance capture.
• Updated examples and film stills throughout the text. New, illustrated examples in the tenth edition apply key concepts of film form and analysis to relatable content. Examples new to the tenth edition include time schemes and cinematography in Inception, restricted narration in Lebanon, point of view framing in Winter?s Bone, the Kuleshov effect in Contagion, parallel characters in Julie & Julia, perceptual subjectivity in sound in The King?s Speech, and mis-en-scene in Inglourious Basterds.
• New ?Creative Decision? sections. In-depth examples deepen students? appreciation for how creative choices by filmmakers affect what viewers experience and how they respond. Discussions include camera positioning in The Social Network, editing in The Birds, and overlapping dialogue in The Hunt for Red October.
• Skills-centered approach. The authors strive to help students develop a core set of analytical skills that will deepen their understanding of any film, in any genre. Bordwell and Thompson emphasize the study of complete films, with an approach that examines how a film his created, how an entire film functions, and how the art of film has developed over time.
• More than 1000 frame enlargements The text is generously illustrated with frame enlargements rather than production stills.
• "A Closer Look" boxes examine issues of importance in contemporary cinema, and provide detailed looks at such topics as the use of computer generated imagery (CGI)in The Lord of the Rings, editing in L.A. Confidential, and motifs in The Shining.
• Author's Blog, "Observations on Film Art". In what Roger Ebert calls, ?the most knowledgeable blog on the web,? David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson share their ideas and experiences with instructors and students. Throughout the text, ?Connect to the Blog? references point to blog entries with relevant ideas, terms, and film examples, connecting ideas in Film Art to the current film scene in an accessible way.
• Recommendations for DVD supplements. Each chapter includes suggestions for DVD supplements that provide particularly effective resources related to key topics.
• Online Learning Center. The Online Learning Center provides instructor supplements, including test bank, instructor?s manual, and PowerPoint slides.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Film Art and Filmmaking
1. Film as Art: Creativity, Technology, and Business

Part 2 Film Form
2. The Significance of Film Form
3. Narrative Form

Part 3 Film Style
4. The Shot: Mise-en-Scene
5. The Shot: Cinematography
6. The Relation of Shot to Shot: Editing
7. Sound in the Cinema
8. Summary: Style as a Formal System

Part 4 Types of Films
9. Film Genres
10. Documentary, Experimental, and Animated Films

Part 5 Critical Analysis of Films
11. Film Criticism: Sample Analyses
Appendix: Writing a Critical Analysis of a Film

Part 6 Film History
12. Historical Changes in Film Art: Conventions and Choices, Tradition and Trends

Glossary
Credits
Recommended DVD and Blu-Ray Supplements
Index

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 01/08/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780073535104
Publishing status: No longer supplied by us
Film Art - An Introduction (10th Edition)