Category: Film Studies

  • Download E-books A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock (Wiley Blackwell Companions to Film Directors) PDF

    By Thomas Leitch

    The main complete quantity ever released on Alfred Hitchcock, protecting his profession and legacy in addition to the wider cultural and highbrow contexts of his paintings.
    • Contains thirty chapters by way of the major Hitchcock scholars
    • Covers his lengthy profession, from his earliest contributions to different administrators’ silent motion pictures to his final uncompleted final film
    • Details the long-lasting legacy he left to filmmakers and audiences alike
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  • Download E-books Fantasy Film: A Critical Introduction (Film Genres) PDF

    By James Walters

    Fantasy Film proposes an cutting edge method of the examine of this preferred cinematic style. enticing with the range of tones, types and kinds that delusion can absorb the cinema, the ebook examines the worth and value of myth throughout quite a lot of key motion pictures. the purpose is to increase severe figuring out past the narrowly restrained limitations of what's visible as "fantasy." Fantasy Film makes use of key strategies in movie stories -- equivalent to authorship, illustration, historical past, style, coherence and perspective -- to interrogate the myth style and determine its parameters. quite a lot of motion pictures are held as much as shut scrutiny to demonstrate the dialogue. relocating from Fritz Lang's darkish thrillers to Vincente Minnelli's shiny musicals, from George Méliès' 1904 Voyage B travers l'impossible to Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the artistic dexterity and pleasure of movie myth is evoked and explored. The ebook could be necessary to scholars or enthusiasts of the fable genre.

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  • Download E-books The Director's Idea: The Path to Great Directing PDF

    By Ken Dancyger

    As a director, you need to have an idea, a "director's idea", to form your method of the actors, the digital camera, and the script. With this transparent thought your movie should be deeper and better, and you'll be capable of differentiate--and for this reason make the choice--between powerfuble directing and nice directing. utilizing case experiences of well-known administrators as real-world examples of "director's ideas", the writer has supplied the speculation and the perform to aid administrators instantly enhance their paintings.
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  • Download E-books The Gorgon's Gaze: German Cinema, Expressionism, and the Image of Horror (Cambridge Studies in Film) PDF

    By Paul Coates

    This interdisciplinary examine of recurrent topics in German cinema because it has constructed because the early 20th century specializes in pertinent movies of the pre- and post-World battle II eras. the writer explores the character of expressionism, that is as a rule agreed to have ended with the appearance of sound, and its patience within the forms of such glossy masters of movie noir as Orson Welles and Ingmar Bergman. In contemplating the opportunity of homologies among the mandatory silence of pre-sound cinema and the common modernist aspiration to a classy of silence, Coates relates theories of the elegant, the uncanny, and the titanic to his topic. He additionally displays upon difficulties of representability and the morality of illustration of occasions that came about in the course of the Nazi period.
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  • Download E-books Film Theory: Creating a Cinematic Grammar (Short Cuts) PDF

    By Felicity Colman

    Film Theory addresses the middle thoughts and arguments created or utilized by teachers, severe movie theorists, and filmmakers, together with the paintings of Dudley Andrew, Raymond Bellour, Mary Ann Doane, Miriam Hansen, bell hooks, Siegfried Kracauer, Raul Ruiz, P. Adams Sitney, Bernard Stiegler, and Pier Paolo Pasolini. This quantity takes the placement that movie thought is a kind of writing that produces a distinct cinematic grammar; and prefer all grammars, it kinds a part of the process of principles that govern a language, and is hence acceptable to wider diversity of media types. of their construction of authorial tendencies, id of the expertise of cinema as an inventive strength, and creation of movies as aesthetic markers, movie theories give a contribution an epistemological source that connects the applied sciences of filmmaking and picture composition. This booklet explores those connections via movie theorisations of procedures of the diagrammatisation (the platforms, methodologies, recommendations, histories) of cinematic concerns of the filmic world.

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  • Download E-books A Companion to Pedro Almodóvar (Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Film Directors) PDF

    Edited by means of top gurus at the topic, and bringing jointly a stellar forged of participants, this unique appraisal of Pedro Almodóvar’s special cinematic paintings examines the topics, kind, and aesthetics of his oeuvre and locates it within the context of the profound cultural alterations in Spain because the 1970s.
    • Brings jointly a stellar solid of members from around the globe together with well-known and validated experts in addition to proficient more youthful scholars
    • positive aspects contributions via Spanish movie historians, the place experiences of Almodóvar’s paintings were underrepresented within the educational literature
    • Deploys new ways to the research of movie authorship by means of exploring contextual concerns equivalent to Almodóvar’s transnational charm and the political dimensions of his works
    • strains the director’s fruitful collaborations within the parts of paintings and layout, style and song
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  • Download E-books Introduction to Film Studies PDF

    Introduction to movie Studies is a complete textbook for college students of cinema.

    This thoroughly revised and up to date 5th variation courses scholars during the key matters and ideas in movie reports, strains the ancient improvement of movie and introduces the various worlds key nationwide cinemas. quite a number theories and theorists are awarded from Formalism to Feminism, from Eisenstein to Deleuze. each one bankruptcy is written by way of an issue expert, together with new authors for the 5th version. quite a lot of motion pictures are analysed and mentioned. it really is lavishly illustrated with 150 movie stills and construction photographs, in complete color all through. Reviewed commonly by means of lecturers within the box and with a foreword through Bill Nichols, will probably be crucial examining for any introductory scholar of movie and media experiences or the visible arts worldwide.

    Key beneficial properties of the 5th version are:

  • updated assurance of a variety of recommendations, theories and matters in movie reports
  • in-depth dialogue of the modern movie and technological changes
  • new chapters on movie and know-how and Latin American Cinema
  • new case reviews on motion pictures reminiscent of District 9, Grizzly Man, Amores Perros, Avatar, Made in Dagenham etc
  • marginal key phrases, notes, cross-referencing
  • suggestions for extra examining, additional viewing and a entire word list and bibliography
  • a new, stronger spouse site together with well known case reviews and chapters from prior versions (including chapters on German Cinema and The French New Wave), hyperlinks to aiding websites, clips, questions and worthwhile resources.

    Individual chapters include: the economic Contexts of movie creation · movie and know-how · attending to the larger · photo movie shape and Narrative · Spectator, viewers and reaction · Cinematic authorship and the movie auteur · Stardom and Hollywood Cinema · style, concept and Hollywood Cinema The Documentary shape · The Language of Animation · Gender and picture · Lesbian and homosexual Cinema · Spectacle, Stereotypes and flicks of the African Diaspora · British Cinema · Indian Cinema · Latin American Cinema · Soviet Montage Cinema of the Nineteen Twenties

    Contributors: Linda Craig, Lalitha Gopalan, Terri Francis, Chris Jones, Mark Joyce, Searle Kochberg, Lawrence Napper, Jill Nelmes, Patrick Phillips, Suzanne Speidel, Paul Ward, Paul Watson, Paul Wells and William Wittington

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  • Download E-books The Animator's Eye: Adding Life to Animation with Timing, Layout, Design, Color and Sound PDF

    By Francis Glebas

    Enhance your lively gains and shorts with this polished advisor to channeling your imaginative and prescient and mind's eye from a former Disney animator and director. easy methods to develop into a powerful visible storyteller via larger use of colour, quantity, form, shadow, and light-weight - in addition to become aware of how one can faucet into your mind's eye and refine your personal own imaginative and prescient. Francis Glebas, the director of Piglet's special day, publications you thru the animation layout approach in a fashion that in basic terms years of craftsmanship supplies. become aware of the right way to create precise worlds and compelling characters in addition to the adaptation among real-world and caricature physics as Francis breaks down lively scenes to teach you the way and why to structure your animation.

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