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Film Art: An Introduction and Film Viewers Guide [Paperback]

David Bordwell , Kristin Thompson


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Table of Contents

Part One: Film Production, Distribution, and Exhibition Chapter One -- Film Production, Distribution, and Exhibition Mechanics of the Movies Bringing the Film to the Spectator Independent Production and Mainstream Hollywood: The Case of Good Machine Making the Movie: Film Production Modes of Production Notes and Queries Part Two: Film Form Chapter Two -- The Significance of Film Form The Concept of Form in Film Principles of Film Form Summary Notes and Queries Chapter Three -- Narrative as a Formal System Principles of Narrative Construction Playing Games with Story Time Narration: The Flow of Story Information The Classical Hollywood Cinema Narrative Form in Citizen Kane Summary Notes and Queries Part Three: Types of Films Chapter Four -- Film Genres Understanding Genre Three Genres A Contemporary Genre: The Crime Thriller Summary Notes and Queries Chapter Five -- Documentary, Experimental, and Animated Films Documentary Experimental Film The Animated Film Summary Notes and Queries Part Four: Film Style Chapter Six -- The Shot: Mise-en-Scene What is Mise-en-Scene Realism The Film Actor's Tool Kit The Power of Mise-en-Scene Aspects of Mise-en-Scene Putting It All Together: Mise-en-Scene in Space and Time Narrative Function of Mise-en-Scene: Our Hospitality Summary Notes and Queries Chapter Seven -- The Shot: Cinematography The Photographic Image From Monsters to the Mundane: Computer-generated Imagery in The Lord of the Rings Framing Duration of the Image: The Long Take Summary Notes and Queries Chapter Eight -- The Relation of Shot to Shot: Editing What Editing Is Dimensions of Film Editing Continuity Editing Intensified Continuity: L.A. Confidential and Contemporary Editing Alternatives to Continuity Editing Notes and Queries Chapter Nine -- Sound in the Cinema The Powers of Sound Rhythm on Two Tracks: A Dance of Death in The Last of the Mohicans Fundamentals of Film Sound Dimensions of Film Sound Functions of Film Sound: A Man Escaped Summary Notes and Queries Chapter Ten -- Style as a Formal System The Concept of Style Analyzing Film Style Style in Citizen Kane Style in Gap-Toothed Women Style in The River Style in Ballet Mecanique Style in A Movie Notes and Queries Part Five: Critical Analysis of Films Chapter Eleven -- Film Criticism: Sample Analyses The Classical Narrative Cinema Narrative Alternatives to Classical Filmaking Documentary Form and Style Form, Style, and Ideology Notes and Queries Part Six: Film History Chapter Twelve - Film Form and Film History Early Cinema (1893-1903) The Development of the Classical Hollywood Cinema (1908-1927) German Expressionism (1919-1926) French Impressionism and Surrealism (1918-1930) Soviet Montage (1924-1930) The Classical Hollywood Cinema after the Coming of Sound Italian Neorealism (1942-1951) The French New Wave (1959-1964) The New Hollywood and Independent Filmmaking Contemporary Hong Kong Cinema Bibliography for Chapter Twelve Glossary Internet Resources: Selected Reference Sites in Film from the World Wide Web Credits Index

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