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This comprehensive introduction to the film industry 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. This is the only introductory film text to examine the elements of film styleandthe viewer's contribution to the cinema experience. Includes case studies of prominent films, Sidebar material extends major topics of discussion and to profiles major directors, Coverage of new technologies and their impact on filmmaking. The contemporary film industry, the major studios, and the interplay between business and aesthetics well as blockbusters, new technologies, the film industry, and current box office trends. Anyone interested in film (movie buffs); anyone who wants to go into the film industry.
Table of Contents
|Elements of Film Structure|
|Structure and the Camera|
|Structural Design and Creative Choice|
|The Camera and Human Perception: Cinema's Dual Capability|
|Collaboration and Previsualization|
|The Essentials of Cinematography|
|Cinematography and the Digital Domain|
|Visual Style and Design Quotations|
|Whatthe Production Designer Does|
|Basic Tools of Production Design|
|The Design Concept|
|Production Design and Special Effects|
|Acting in Film and Theater|
|Categories of Film Performers|
|Method and Technical Approaches to Performing|
|The Performer as an Element of Visual Design|
|Performance, Emotion, and the Viewerrsquo;s Response|
|Editing: Making the Cut|
|What Is Editing?|
|Linear and Nonlinear Systems|
|Functions of Editing|
|The Principles of Continuity Editing|
|Alternatives to Continuity Editing|
|Principles of Sound Design|
|Sound in Contemporary Film|
|Evolution of Film Sound|
|Types of Sound|
|The Nature of Narrative in Film|
|Story and Script|
|The Turn to Narrative in Early Film History|
|Elements of Narrative|
|The Classical Hollywood Narrative|
|The Viewer's Contribution to Narrative|
|Modes of Screen Reality|
|Fantasy and the Fantastic|
|The Global Dominance of Hollywood|
|International Influence of Hollywood Style|
|Film Criticism and Interpretation|
|Why Criticism Exists|
|The Task of the Critic|
|Modes of Criticism|
|Models of Film Theory|
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