Film as Art


  • Author : Rudolf Arnheim
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1957
  • ISBN : 9780520248373
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

“More than half a century since its initial publication, this deceptively compact book remains among the most incisive analyses of the formal and perceptual dynamics of cinema. No one who cares about film can afford to remain ignorant of its insights and wisdom. As digital technology fundamentally alters motion pictures, the lessons of Film as Art commend themselves as excellent insurance against reinventing the wheel in the new media landscape and hailing it as progress.”—Edward Dimendberg author of Film Noir and the Spaces of Modernity “After more than eight decades, Rudolph Arnheim's small book of film theory remains one of the essential works in defining film art, understanding film less as reproducing the world than as opening up new possibilities for formal play and unexpected imagery. Anyone serious about film, whether scholar, filmmaker or simply a lover of cinema, must take Arnheim seriously.”—Tom Gunning, author of The Films of Fritz Lang and D.W. Griffith and the Origins of American Narrative Film “An aesthetic theory based on the formal ‘limitations’ of the medium, Arnheim’s Film as Art always provokes students in an age of few limits and less formality, and they argue and engage this classic text with unparalleled passion. Written in the wake of sound’s transformation of the cinema, Arnheim’s essays are not only central to understanding a major historical moment in theoretical debates about what constitutes the ‘essence’ of film, but also are a must read for anyone seeking a lucid, detailed, and rigorous argument about how works of art emerge from expressive constraint as much as expressive freedom.”—Vivian Sobchack, author of Carnal Thoughts

Film Art: An Introduction


  • Author : Kristin Thompson,David Bordwell
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release : 2012-07-06
  • ISBN : 9780073535104
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson's Film Art has been the best-selling and most widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. Taking a skills-centered approach supported by examples from many periods and countries, the authors help students develop a core set of analytical skills that will enrich their understanding of any film, in any genre. In-depth examples deepen students' appreciation for how creative choices by filmmakers affect what viewers experience and how they respond. Film Art is generously illustrated with more than 1,000 frame enlargements taken directly from completed films, providing concrete illustrations of key concepts. Along with updated examples and expanded coverage of digital filmmaking, the tenth edition also offers Connect for Film Art, a digital solution that includes multimedia tutorials along with web-based assignment and assessment tools.

The Japanese Film


  • Author : Joseph I. Anderson,Joseph L. Anderson,Donald Richie
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 1982
  • ISBN : 9780691007922
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Tracing the development of the Japanese cinema from 1896 (when the first Kinetoscope was imported) through the golden ages of film in Japan up to today, this work reveals the once flourishing film industry and the continuing unique art of the Japanese film. Now back in print with updated sections, major revaluations, a comprehensive international bibliography, and an exceptional collection of 168 stills ranging over eight decades, this book remains the unchallenged reference for all who seek a broad understanding of the aesthetic, historical, and economic elements of motion pictures from Japan.

Film Art


  • Author : David Bordwell,Kristin Thompson
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1997
  • ISBN : 9780071140737
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

This introduction to film art explains the techniques specific to film as a medium, discusses the principles by which entire films are constructed, and explores how these techniques and formal principles have changed over the history of moviemaking. Frame enlargements are used to illuminate concepts, and there is information on the latest film technology, such as the computer and special effects used in shooting Jurassic Park. This edition includes a new chapter dealing with types of films and the concept of genre; and there is also a new section on The New Hollywood and independent film-making. In addition, there is a new appendix on selected Internet reference sites in film from the World Wide Web.

Film as Art


  • Author : Rudolf Arnheim
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1957-09
  • ISBN : 9780520000353
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A theory of film

Film Art


  • Author : David Bordwell,Kristin Thompson
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2010
  • ISBN : 9780071220576
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson's Film Art has been the best-selling and widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. Taking a skills-centered approach supported by a wide range of examples from various periods and countries, the authors strive to help students develop a core set of analytical skills that will deepen their understanding of any film, in any genre. Frame enlargements throughout the text enable students to view images taken directly from completed films, while an optional, text-specific tutorial CD-ROM helps clarify and reinforce specific concepts addressed in the text with the use of film clips. Building on these strengths, the ninth edition adds coverage of new technologies, updated examples, and references to the authors' acclaimed weblog to provide unparalleled currency and connect students with the world of cinema today.

Dictionary of Film Terms


  • Author : Frank Eugene Beaver,Frank Beaver
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : 9780820472980
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Textbook

Film Art


  • Author : David Bordwell,Kristin Thompson
  • Publisher : Ingram
  • Release : 2009-11-15
  • ISBN : 9780078007873
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Film Art: An Introduction


  • Author : Kristin Thompson,David Bordwell
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release : 2016-01-15
  • ISBN : 9781259534959
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective. Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson's Film Art has been the best-selling and most widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. Taking a skills-centered approach supported by examples from many periods and countries, the authors help students develop a core set of analytical skills that will enrich their understanding of any film, in any genre. In-depth examples deepen students' appreciation for how creative choices by filmmakers affect what viewers experience and how they respond. Film Art is generously illustrated with more than 1,000 frame enlargements taken directly from completed films, providing concrete illustrations of key concepts. Along with updated examples and expanded coverage of digital filmmaking, the tenth edition also offers Connect for Film Art, a digital solution that includes multimedia tutorials along with web-based assignment and assessment tools.

The Art and Science of Cinema


  • Author : Anwar Huda
  • Publisher : Atlantic Publishers & Dist
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 9788126903481
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The Art And Science Of Cinema Provides A Clear And Concise Study Of The Film World. The Book Deals With The Film Technology, Movie History, Great Filmmakers, Actors, Pictures & Aesthetics, Narrative, Genres, Plays And Documentaries.The Reader Will Find Exciting, Informative And Entertaining Study Of Everything Related To Film. It Also Deals With Still Photography, Production Works And Oscar Facts.Whatever Your Interest In Film, This Book Will Give You The Vital Informations And Critical Skills To Understand Films Better Than Before, As It Has Been Lavishly-Illustrated. Fact Filled Pages Make It The Most Comprehensive, Detailed And Explicit Book On The Subject.This Book Is Useful For Film Students, Actors As Well As Lovers Of World Cinema.