- Paperback: 544 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 10 (This International Student Edition is for use outside the U.S.) edition (1 Aug. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071318313
- ISBN-13: 978-0071318310
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.7 x 25.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,105 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Film Art: An Introduction Paperback – 1 Aug 2012
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About the Author
David Bordwell is Jacques Ledoux Professor Emeritus of Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a master's degree and a doctorate in film from the University of Iowa. His books include The Films of Carl Theodor Dreyer (University of California Press, 1981), Narration in the Fiction Film (University of Wisconsin Press, 1985), Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema (Princeton University Press, 1988), Making Meaning: Inference and Rhetoric in the Interpretation of Cinema (Harvard University Press, 1989), The Cinema of Eisenstein (Harvard University Press, 1993), On the History of Film Style (Harvard University Press, 1997), Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment (Harvard University Press, 2000), Figures Traced in Light: On Cinematic Staging (University of California Press, 2005), The Way Hollywood Tells It: Story and Style in Modern Movies (University of California Press, 2006), and The Poetics of Cinema (Routledge, 2008). He has won a University Distinguished Teaching Award and was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Copenhagen. His we site is www.davidbordwell.net.
Kristin Thompson è membro onorario del Dipartimento di Arti e Comunicazione dell'Università di Wisconsin-Madison. Ha pubblicato, tra gli altri, Exporting Entertainment: America's Place in Word Film Markets, 1901-1934 (1985), Storytelling in the New Hollywood: Understanding Classical Narrative Technique (1999), Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood: German and American Film after World War I (2005).
Top Customer Reviews
I bought this book through amazon.com because the last new edition was not available in the UK some months ago. I was hoping to get the more up-to-date edition with Connect Film: the 'groundbreaking integrated digital program [that] uses extensive clips from the Criterion Collection and interactive assessments'... Connect Film only breaks your pocket. Do not spend an absurd amount of money on the 10th Edition. Buy yourself an older edition of this excellent book, new or used, for a fraction of the price.
I ended up buying the book despite the high cost of 40 pounds -- do I regret it? Absolutely not!
The book is quite thick and is packed with all the topics you are going to be covering in your Film course, assuming you are using this for your course. Even if you're buying this for another reason, the book is filled with information from mise-en-scene, cinematography, film form, lots and lots and lots of examples with screenshots and images from films such as Avatar that explains how CGI works in those films to motion capture and so much more.
It even recommends you which films to watch in every topic you read. So if I was looking at lighting, it would recommend me to watch a specific film and shows me images that explain the topic more to the knowledge of understanding. I absolutely love this book!
It has helped me so much to engage with students during seminars and talk with my seminar leader about things I'm curious to talk about. Yes, the book is expensive but it's AH-mazing! I absolutely love it and seeing that my course is three years long, it's going to benefit me and shape me to become the film director I'm aspiring to become. :)
Sidenote: In this book, you'll also learn more about directors, actors, settings, shooting a movie, behind the scenes of how stuff comes together like Lord of the Rings and their incredible use of computer generated motion techniques, etc. I can't praise this book enough.
Hope my review will convince at least somebody out there that you get what you pay for. :)
Hugely illustrated with endless references to films both popular and obscure.
The associated website is excellent too.
Another book that encourages as much as it challenges.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book for those studying Film/Television or keen to know more - has helped me in my degree many times!Published 17 months ago by Lis Graham
Awesome seller. Late review.. I'll keep it simple.. This is the only strong! source you will need for uni.Published 17 months ago by Dhruv Patel
a bit wordy, looking for definitions of terms takes time. Other than that good balance of techniques and examplesPublished 22 months ago by chad