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Film Art: An Introduction, 7th International Edition [Paperback]

David Bordwell , Kristin Thompson
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12 Nov 2002
This work provides an introduction to the fundamentals of serious film study - images throughout the work are collected from actual film frames, not from production stills or advertising photos.

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (ISE Editions); 7th International student edition edition (12 Nov 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071216960
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071216968
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 21.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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This book was required by the film degree I was studying a few years ago and I can now see why. The extraordinary amount of detail that has gone into this fantastic book makes it totally ideal for a course of this nature.
Not only this, buy anyone even remotely interested in any aspect film production, will undoubtedly learn something from this book.
The only down side is that some of the explanations can be a little hard to follow, especially when the correct examples are difficult to locate, but it's worth persevering!
An all round excellent textbook!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book for Beginning Media/Cinema Studies Students 3 July 2002
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Having read other articles and books by Bordwell in the past, I was not quite sure I even wanted to read the fifth edition I received a few years ago. Bordwell and Thompson are a great team, and they provide plenty of examples for each concept with a writing style which is informative without being dense.
This sixth edition improves upon the fifth edition, primarily by updating many examples to reflect more recent films. Especially interesting is the array of color plates at the center of the book, which helps to make related examples even more vivid.
I am currently using the sixth edition of Film Art in an online class, and the students also seem to really appreciate it - moreso than when I was teaching with the fifth edition several years ago. I am actually looking forward to a seventh edition in the future.
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