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Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, David Bordwell's and Kristin Thompson's Film Art has been the best-selling and widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. While it continues to provide the best introduction to the fundamentals of serious film study, the eighth edition has been revised be more classroom friendly by introducing film techniques earlier in the text, followed by the chapters on Film Genres. Supported by a text-specific Tutorial CD-ROM with video clips, Film Art is automatically packaged with this outstanding student learning tool.

Synopsis:

Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, David Bordwell's and Kristin Thompson's Film Art has been the best-selling and widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. While it continues to provide the best introduction to the fundamentals of serious film study, the eighth edition has been revised be more classroom friendly by introducing film techniques earlier in the text, followed by the chapters on Film Genres. Supported by a text-specific Tutorial CD-ROM with video clips, Film Art is automatically packaged with this outstanding student learning tool.

About the Author

David Bordwell is Jacques Ledoux Professor of Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a master's degree and a doctorate from the University of Iowa. He is the author of The Films of Carl Theodor Dreyer (University California Press, 1981), Narration in the Fiction Film (University Wisconsin Press, 1985), Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema (British Film Institute/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) and Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment (Harvard University Press, 2000). He has won a University Distinguished Teaching Award.Kristin Thompson is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She holds a master's degree in film from the University of Iowa and a doctorate in film from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She has published Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible (Princeton University Press, 1981), Exporting Entertainment: America's Place in World Film Markets, 1907-1934 (British Film Institute, 1985), Breaking the Glass Armor: Neoformalist Film Analysis (Princeton University Press, 1988), Wooster Proposes, Jeeves Disposes; or Le Mot Juste (James H. Heinman, 1992), Storytelling in the New Hollywood (Harvard University Press, 1999), Storytelling in Film and Television (Harvard University Press, 2003), and Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood: German and American Film after World War I (University of Amsterdam, 2005). In her spare time she studies Egyptology.

The authors have collaborated on Film History (McGraw-Hill, 1994) with Janet Staiger, on The Classical Hollywood Cinema (Columbia University Press, 1985) and Storytelling in the New Hollywood (Harvard University Press, 1999).

Table of Contents

Brief TOC

Preface

Part One: Film Art and Filmmaking

Chapter 1. Putting Films on Screen

Part Two: Film Form

Chapter 2. The Significance of Film Form

Chapter 3. Narrative as a Formal System

Part Three: Film Style

Chapter 4. The Shot: Mise-en-Scene

Chapter 5. The Shot: Cinematography

Chapter 6. The Relation of Shot to Shot: Editing

Chapter 7. Sound in the Cinema

Chapter 8. Style as a Formal System

Part Four: Types of Films

Chapter 9. Film Genres

Chapter 10. Documentary, Experimental, and Animated Films

Part Five: Critical Analysis of Films

Introduction: Writing a Critical Analysis of a Film

Chapter 11. Sample Analyses

Part Six: Film Art and Film History

Chapter 12. Film Art and Film History

Product Details

ISBN:
9780073310275
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
Subject:
Film - General
Author:
Bordwell David
Author:
B
Author:
Bordwell, David
Author:
ordwell, David
Author:
Thompson, Kristin
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
bordwell, film art, literature, english, language arts, film, grade 11, grade 12
Subject:
Motion pictures -- Aesthetics.
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Number:
8
Publication Date:
November 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
10.84x8.56x.71 in. 2.49 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, David Bordwell's and Kristin Thompson's Film Art has been the best-selling and widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. While it continues to provide the best introduction to the fundamentals of serious film study, the eighth edition has been revised be more classroom friendly by introducing film techniques earlier in the text, followed by the chapters on Film Genres. Supported by a text-specific Tutorial CD-ROM with video clips, Film Art is automatically packaged with this outstanding student learning tool.
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