CART

(0) items

Understanding Movies

by
ISBN13:

9780130408136

ISBN10:
0130408131
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

Questions About This Book?

What version or edition is this?
This is the edition with a publication date of 1/1/2002.
What is included with this book?
  • The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.

Related Products


  • Understanding Movies
    Understanding Movies
  • Understanding Movies
    Understanding Movies
  • Understanding Movies
    Understanding Movies
  • Understanding Movies
    Understanding Movies
  • Understanding Movies
    Understanding Movies
  • Understanding Movies (PKG)
    Understanding Movies (PKG)
  • Understanding Movies Plus MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 13/e
    Understanding Movies Plus MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 13/e





Summary

For undergraduate courses in Introduction to Film, Introduction to Cinema, and Film and Drama. Designed to help students analyze movies with precision and technical sophistication, this book focuses on formalismhow the forms of the film (e.g., camera work, editing, photography, etc.) create meaning. It retains the same principle of organization as its predecessorsstructuring chapters around the realism-formalism dichotomywhile it updates each chapter to integrate more recent developments, contemporary films, and personalities in the field.

Author Biography

Louis Giannetti is a Professor of English and Film at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xii
Photography
1(42)
Overview
2(1)
Realism and Formalism
2(9)
The Shots
11(2)
The Angles
13(5)
Light and Dark
18(4)
Color
22(6)
Lenses, Filters, Stocks, Opticals, and Gauges
28(8)
The Cinematographer
36(7)
Further Reading
42(1)
Mise en Scene
43(50)
Overview
44(1)
The Frame
44(12)
Composition and Design
56(10)
Territorial Space
66(11)
Proxemic Patterns
77(6)
Open and Closed Forms
83(10)
Further Reading
92(1)
Movement
93(40)
Overview
94(1)
Kinetics
95(17)
The Moving Camera
112(11)
Mechanical Distortions of Movement
123(10)
Further Reading
132(1)
Editing
133(74)
Overview
134(1)
Continuity
134(4)
D. W. Griffith and Classical Cutting
138(17)
Soviet Montage and the Formalist Tradition
155(13)
Andre Bazin and the Tradition of Realism
168(13)
Hitchcock's North by Northwest: Storyboard Version
181(26)
Further Reading
206(1)
Sound
207(38)
Overview
208(1)
Historical Background
208(7)
Sound Effects
215(4)
Music
219(7)
Musicals and Opera
226(4)
Spoken Language
230(15)
Further Reading
244(1)
Acting
245(50)
Overview
246(1)
Stage and Screen Acting
247(12)
The American Star System
259(17)
Styles of Acting
276(11)
Casting
287(8)
Further Reading
293(2)
Drama
295(38)
Overview
296(1)
Time, Space, and Language
296(9)
The Director
305(6)
Settings and Decor
311(13)
Costumes and Makeup
324(9)
Further Reading
332(1)
Story
333(40)
Overview
334(2)
Narratology
336(3)
The Spectator
339(4)
The Classical Paradigm
343(5)
Realistic Narratives
348(4)
Formalistic Narratives
352(4)
Nonfictional Narratives
356(6)
Genre and Myth
362(11)
Further Reading
372(1)
Writing
373(38)
Overview
374(1)
The Screenwriter
374(9)
The Screenplay
383(4)
North by Northwest: Reading Version
387(6)
Figurative Comparions
393(8)
Point of View
401(4)
Literary Adaptations
405(6)
Further Reading
409(2)
Ideology
411(44)
Overview
412(5)
The Left-Center-Right Model
417(10)
Culture, Religion, and Ethnicity
427(10)
Feminism
437(7)
Gay Liberation
444(6)
Tone
450(5)
Further Reading
453(2)
Theory
455(38)
Overview
456(1)
Theories of Realism
457(7)
Formalist Film Theories
464(6)
The Auteur Theory
470(7)
Eclectic and Synthetic Theories
477(3)
Structuralism and Semiology
480(7)
Historiography
487(6)
Further Reading
492(1)
Synthesis: Citizen Kane
493(38)
Photography
495(4)
Mise en Scene
499(2)
Movement
501(4)
Editing
505(2)
Sound
507(2)
Acting
509(2)
Drama
511(5)
Story
516(2)
Writing
518(4)
Ideology
522(2)
Theory
524(7)
Further Reading
529(2)
Glossary 531(14)
Index 545


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...