Looking at Movies

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  • Copyright: 2009-10-01
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc

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Table of Contents

* New to the Third Edition
** Significantly revised for the Third Edition
Looking at Movies
Looking at Movies
What Is a Movie?
Ways of Looking at Movies
Principles of Film Form
Film Form
Form and Content
Form and Expectations
Fundamentals of Film Form
Realism and Antirealism
Cinematic Language
Types of Movies
The Idea of Narrative
Types of Movies
Hybrid Movies
Six Major American Genres
Evolution and Transformation of Genre
What about Animation?
Elements of Narrative
What Is Narrative?
The Screenwriter
Elements of Narrative
Looking at Narrative: John Ford's Stagecoach
What Is Mise-en-Scène?
Looking at Mise-en-Scène
Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow
Sam Mendes's American Beauty
Michael Almereyda's Hamlet
What Is Cinematography?
The Director of Photography
Cinematographic Properties of the Shot
Framing of the Shot
Speed and Length of the Shot
Special Effects
What Is Acting?
The Evolution of Screen Acting
Technology and Acting
Casting Actors
Aspects of Performance
How Filmmaking Affects Acting
Looking at Acting
Barbara Stanwyck in King Vidor's Stella Dallas
Hilary Swank in Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby
What Is Editing?
The Film Editor
Major Approaches to Editing: Continuity and Discontinuity
Looking at Editing
Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund's City of God
What Is Sound?
Sound Production
Describing Film Sound
Sources of Film Sound
Types of Film Sound
Functions of Film Sound
Sound in Orson Welles's Citizen Kane
Film History
What Is Film History?
Basic Approaches to Studying Film History
A Short Overview of Film History to 1947
1947-Present: New Cinemas in Great Britain, Europe, and Asia
1965-1995: The New American Cinema
Filmmaking Technologies and Production Systems
The Whole Equation
Film, Video, and Digital Technologies: An Overview
How a Movie Is Made
The Studio System
The Independent System
Financing in the Industry
Marketing and Distribution
Production in Hollywood Today
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