movies and meaning an introduction to film 6th edition

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Movies And Meaning

Author : Stephen Prince
ISBN : 020521102X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Updated in a new 6th edition, Movies and Meaning is a comprehensive introduction to the film industry that focuses on three topics: how movies express meanings, how viewers understand those meanings, and how cinema functions globally as both an art and a business. It examines both how filmmakers create images and sounds and the mechanisms and processes by which viewers make sense of images and stories on screen.

Movies And Meaning

Author : Stephen Prince
ISBN : 0205480772
Genre : Performing Arts
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This comprehensive introduction to film focuses on three topics: how movies express meanings, how viewers understand those meanings, and how cinema functions globally as both an art and a business. Using clear, accessible, and jargon-free writing, this is the only introductory film text to examine the elements of film style and the viewer's contribution to the cinema experience. How do viewers interpret the effects filmmakers create? How do filmmakers anticipate, and build on, the likely ways viewers will react to certain kinds of stories and audio-visual designs? The text examines both how filmmakers create images and sounds, and the mechanisms and processes by which viewers make sense of images and stories on screen. This approach helps students understand not only the basic concepts but also how their own reactions and opinions impact the overall film experience. New to the Fourth Edition Includes a new chapter on Cinema in Multiple Contexts to provide in-depth coverage of the various modes of filmmaking, including animation, documentary, and independent and international film as well as a discussion of diverse filmmakers (i.e. women in film and African American film). Updated film examples and case studies throughout the text, explaining terms and concepts by using examples film students know, including "Sin City, Fahrenheit 911, The Passion of the Christ, " and "Capturing the Friedmans." Offers expanded coverage of film genres, including science fiction, the war film, and film noir. Discusses hand-held camerawork, Steadicam, digital intermediates, the role of sound in contemporary film, and cinema in the DVD era to provide students with up-to-date coverage of new technologies and their impact on filmmaking. Provides an updated discussion of blockbusters, the film industry, and current box office trends to provide a more timely view of the business of film. Praise for "Movies and Meaning" "I think "Movies and Meaning" is still the best all-around introductory film text on the market today. I will continue to use it with pleasure." ~Thomas Sobchack, "University of Utah" "This text is user friendly in its size and weight, relatively compact, and manageable to transport and read. It has nice integration of photos with the text; overall the layout is inviting, engaging, dynamic. The writing is generally clear, accessible yet challenging. And the book covers most of what I consider to be important for students to successfully complete the course." ~David Laderman, "College of San Mateo" "This book has very good coverage of the topics, and it is well written. It is also organized well, with the earlier chapters supporting the material in later chapters about criticism and theory. The chapters on the studio system and how Hollywood influences and is influenced by international cinema are also very good." ~Jay Cofield, "University of Montevallo"

Abject Terrors

Author : Tony Magistrale
ISBN : 0820470562
Genre : Performing Arts
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"Abject Terrors" is an expansive study of the most significant films from the prolific horror genre - from its origins in the 1920s and 1930s, to its contemporary representations. This survey brings together close analyses of individual motion pictures, demonstrating the interconnections among these filmic texts and their contribution to defining quintessential aspects of the modern and postmodern horror film.

World On Film

Author : Martha Nochimson
ISBN : 9781405139786
Genre : Performing Arts
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This uniquely engaging and lively textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to international film, from the golden age of European cinema to the contemporary blockbusters of India and Asia, and the post World War II emergence of global film culture. Offers an overview of film culture in European countries such as France, Sweden and Spain, as well as Africa, Hong Kong, China, and India, in a clear and conversational style to engage the student reader Provides a detailed exploration of the impact of globalization on international cinema Addresses the differences in visual and narrative strategies between Hollywood-influenced movies and international cinema Highlights key words within the text and provides a comprehensive glossary of critical vocabulary for film studies Includes over 80 film stills throughout the text, and a comprehensive companion website with a 'troubleshooting guide' for instructors that includes suggested syllabi at www.wiley.com/go/worldonfilm Each chapter includes in-depth case studies of individual films and directors, cultural and historical context, selected filmographies, and ideas for projects, essays, and further research

Understanding Movies

Author : Louis D Giannetti
ISBN : 0205856160
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 27. 2 MB
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From the Publisher: Helps readers understand how the many languages of film work together to create meaning. Louis Giannetti organizes Understanding Movies around the key elements of filmmaking, including cintematography, Mise en Scene, movement, editing, sound, acting, drama, casting, story, screenwriting, ideology, and theory. He synthesizes every element through a complete case study: Citizen Kane. This book's ideas are illuminated with hundreds of high-quality still photos, more than 70 in full color, taken from movies such as The Matrix, Almost Famous, jackass the movie, Chicago, Lord of the Rings, Mystic River, and Traffic. New in this edition: a full section on contemporary special effects and computer generated imagery (CGI); up-to-the-minute information on new developments in film technology; more coverage of recent films and filmmakers; more ethnic diversity (including new material on the Islamic cinema); and more lavish use of color and high-quality paper. An updated Companion Website contains animations, video clips from interviews with movie professionals, and Research Navigator access to New York Times film reviews. For everyone who wants to understand the artistry and meaning of the movies.

An Introduction To Film Analysis

Author : Michael Ryan
ISBN : 0826430023
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 42. 62 MB
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An Introduction to Film Analysis combines an introduction to filmmaking technique with rigorous and comprehensive training in film interpretation. Composed in an accessible style yet conversant with the latest, most advanced critical theories and methods, this innovative textbook can be reliably used on both the undergraduate and the graduate level. The book begins with chapters that familiarize students with the basic components of film technique. It connects technique to meaning and demonstrates, through numerous examples, how particular uses of film technique generate different meanings. Students will learn how films are made and how values are promoted, ideas communicated, and rhetorical arguments advanced through film technique. The second part of the book covers a range of interpretive methods, theories, and concerns. In each section, the author offers a sample reading of a film, followed by an "interpretive exercise" with suggestions for students to use in performing their own film interpretation. Carefully structured, beautifully written, and illustrated throughout, An Introduction to Film Analysis provides a thorough grounding in the subject for students around the world.

Looking At Movies

Author : Richard Meran Barsam
ISBN : 0393913023
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 28. 63 MB
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