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Beginning with the proposition that there exist uniquely cinematic elements of meaning and structure, Stefan Sharff clearly and systematically lays the foundation for "literacy" in cinema — a sensitivity to the aesthetic elements intrinsic only to film. Sharf presents the basic elements of structure, modes of expression, and rules which he argues create a specific "language" and "syntax" of cinema.

Sharff's apprenticeship under Eisenstein, his own extensive cinematic work, and more than twenty years of teaching film analysis at Columbia University have allowed him to write possibly the most important book on the nature of the film medium since Karl Reisz's Techniques of Film Editing. Stefan Sharff's The Elements of Cinema comes to the advanced film student — indeed to all serious readers on film — as an inestimably valuable tool.

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"Sharff's compact, lucid treatise is full of practical film-maker's points as well as intriguing theoretical notions." Ernest Callenbach, Film Quarterly

Synopsis:

Stefan Sharff's The Elements of Cinema comes to the advanced film student-indeed to all serious readers on film-as an inestimably valuable tool.

Synopsis:

-- Ernest Callenbach, Editor, Film Quarterly

Synopsis:

Beginning with the proposition that there exist uniquely cinematic elements of meaning and structure, Stefan Sharff clearly and systematically lays the foundation for "literacy" in cinema — a sensitivity to the aesthetic elements intrinsic only to film. Sharff presents the basic elements of structure, modes of expression, and rules which he argues create a specific "language" and "syntax" of cinema.

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ISBN:
9780231054775
Author:
Sharff, Stefan
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion picture plays
Subject:
Cinematography
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion picture plays -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 97-110
Publication Date:
19821031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
187
Dimensions:
9.02x5.94x.49 in. .71 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Sharff's compact, lucid treatise is full of practical film-maker's points as well as intriguing theoretical notions."
"Synopsis" by , Stefan Sharff's The Elements of Cinema comes to the advanced film student-indeed to all serious readers on film-as an inestimably valuable tool.
"Synopsis" by , -- Ernest Callenbach, Editor, Film Quarterly
"Synopsis" by , Beginning with the proposition that there exist uniquely cinematic elements of meaning and structure, Stefan Sharff clearly and systematically lays the foundation for "literacy" in cinema — a sensitivity to the aesthetic elements intrinsic only to film. Sharff presents the basic elements of structure, modes of expression, and rules which he argues create a specific "language" and "syntax" of cinema.
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