Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction

Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction


  • Author: Patricia Aufderheide
  • Release Date : 2007-11-28
  • Genre: Film
  • File Size: 7536732 Bytes


Documentary film can encompass anything from Robert Flaherty's pioneering ethnography Nanook of the North to Michael Moore's anti-Iraq War polemic Fahrenheit 9/11, from Dziga Vertov's artful Soviet propaganda piece Man with a Movie Camera to Luc Jacquet's heart-tugging wildlife epic March of the Penguins. In this concise, crisply written guide, Patricia Aufderheide takes readers along the diverse paths of documentary history and charts the lively, often fierce debates among filmmakers and scholars about the best ways to represent reality and to tell the truths worth telling. Beginning with an overview of the central issues of documentary filmmaking--its definitions and purposes, its forms and founders--Aufderheide focuses on several of its key subge...

Film Studies

Film Studies


  • Author: Ed Sikov
  • Release Date : 2009-12-01
  • Genre: Film
  • File Size: 7755808 Bytes


Ed Sikov builds a step-by-step curriculum for the appreciation of all types of narrative cinema, detailing the essential elements of film form and systematically training the spectator to be an active reader and critic. Sikov primes the eye and mind in the special techniques of film analysis. His description of mise-en-scene helps readers grasp the significance of montage, which in turn reveals the importance of a director's use of camera movement. He treats a number of fundamental factors in filmmaking, including editing, composition, lighting, the use of color and sound, and narrative. Film Studies works with any screening list and can be used within courses on film history, film theory, or popular culture. Straightforward explanations of core crit...

Film Art  An Introduction

Film Art An Introduction


  • Author : Kristin Thompson
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date : 2012-07-06
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0073535109


Film Art An Introduction Book Description :

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 exa...

Film Art
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Film Art


  • Author : David Bordwell
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0071140735


Film Art Book Description :

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 Art
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Film Art


  • Author : David Bordwell
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill College
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0073535060


Film Art Book Description :

Film Art: An Introduction with Tutorial CD-ROM: An Introduction....

Film Art
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Film Art


  • Author : David Bordwell
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Motion pictures
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0071220577


Film Art Book Description :

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 a...

Film Art  An Introduction
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Film Art An Introduction


  • Author : Kristin Thompson
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date : 2016-01-15
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1259534952


Film Art An Introduction Book Description :

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 w...

Film Art

Film Art


  • Author : David Bordwell
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Motion pictures
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0077108329


Film Art Book Description :

Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own, and since 1979 David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson's Film Art has been the most repected introduction to the art and analysis of cinema. In the new seventh edition, Film Art continues its commitment to providing the best introduction to the fundamentals of serious film study - images throughout the book are collected from actual film frames, not from production stills or advertising photos - but the book has been extensively re-designed to improve readability and teachability. Additionally, the text can be packaged with the award-winning Film, Form, and Culture CD-ROM, and is supported by an extensive Instructor's Manual and text-specific website....

Film Art
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Film Art


  • Author : David Bordwell
  • Publisher : Ingram
  • Release Date : 2009-11-15
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0078007879


Film Art Book Description :

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