A History Of Narrative Film

✏Book Title : A History of Narrative Film
✏Author : David A. Cook
✏Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
✏Release Date : 2016-02-01
✏Pages : 864
✏ISBN : 9780393920093
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A History of Narrative Film Book Summary : Sophisticated in its analytical content, current in its coverage, and informed throughout by fascinating historical and cultural contexts, A History of Narrative Film is one of the most respected and widely read texts in film studies. This Fifth Edition features a new chapter on twenty-first century film, and includes refreshed coverage of contemporary digital production, distribution, and consumption of film. Now 20% shorter, with new four-color design and an updated art program, A History of Narrative Film is also the only film history text available as an ebook.

✏Book Title : A History of Narrative Film
✏Author : David A. Cook
✏Publisher : Ingram
✏Release Date : 2008-12-01
✏Pages : 819
✏ISBN : 0393179443
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Book Title : A History of Narrative Film
✏Author : David A. Cook
✏Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
✏Release Date : 1996
✏Pages : 1087
✏ISBN : 0393968197
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A History of Narrative Film Book Summary : Adopted at over 325 colleges and universities in its Second Edition, David A. Cook's A History of Narrative Film has established itself as a leader in its field. Throughout, A History of Narrative Film integrates film history and aesthetics with an astute analysis of the technological, social, and economic context of world cinema. The Third Edition has been revised to include new and significant scholarship on early cinema and to feature the latest developments in contemporary film around the world.

✏Book Title : A New History of Japanese Cinema
✏Author : Isolde Standish
✏Publisher : A&C Black
✏Release Date : 2005-01-01
✏Pages : 414
✏ISBN : 0826417094
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A New History of Japanese Cinema Book Summary : Cinema, which first arrived in Japan in 1896 with the Kinetoscope prototype, came at the very time that Japan was transforming its economic base and society into that of a major international power. The first cinema, the Asakusa Denkikan, was opened in Tokyo in 1903 and within thirteen years three hundred cinemas had sprung up throughout the country. In A New History of Japanese Cinema: A Century of Narrative Film, Isolde Standish focuses on the historical development of Japanese film. She details an industry and an art form shaped by the competing and merging forces of traditional culture and of economic and technological innovation. Adopting a thematic, exploratory approach, Standish links the concept of Japanese cinema as a system of communication with some of the central discourses of the twentieth century: modernism, nationalism, humanism, resistance, and gender. After an introduction outlining the earliest years of cinema in Japan, Standish demonstrates cinema's symbolic position in Japanese society in the 1930s—as both a metaphor and a motor of modernity. Moving into the late thirties and early forties, Standish analyses cinema's relationship with the state-focusing in particular on the war and occupation periods. The book's coverage of the post-occupation period looks at "romance" films in particular. Avant-garde directors came to the fore during the 1960s and early seventies, and their work is discussed in depth. The book concludes with an investigation of genre and gender in mainstream films of recent years. In grappling with Japanese film history and criticism, most western commentators have concentrated on offering interpretations of what have come to be considered "classic" films. A New History of Japanese Cinema takes a genuinely innovative approach to the subject, and should prove an essential resource for many years to come. Includes an 8-page color plate section and an 8-page black and white plate section.

✏Book Title : A History of Narrative Film 1st Ed
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✏Release Date :
✏Pages : 721
✏ISBN : 0393013707
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Closely Watched Films ✍ Marilyn Fabe

✏Book Title : Closely Watched Films
✏Author : Marilyn Fabe
✏Publisher : Univ of California Press
✏Release Date : 2014-11-24
✏Pages : 312
✏ISBN : 9780520959019
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Closely Watched Films Book Summary : How do films work? How do they tell a story? How do they move us and make us think? Through detailed examinations of passages from classic films, Marilyn Fabe supplies the analytic tools and background in film history and theory to enable us to see more in every film we watch. Ranging from D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation to James Cameron’s Avatar, and ending with an epilogue on digital media, Closely Watched Films focuses on exemplary works of fourteen film directors whose careers together span the history of the narrative film. Lively and down-to-earth, this concise introduction provides a broad, complete, and yet specific picture of visual narrative techniques that will increase readers' excitement about and knowledge of the possibilities of the film medium. Shot-by-shot analyses of short passages from each film ground theory in concrete examples. Fabe includes original and well-informed discussions of Soviet montage, realism and expressionism in film form, classical and modern sound theory, the classic Hollywood film, Italian neorealism, the French New Wave, auteur theory, modernism and postmodernism in film, political cinema, feminist film theory and practice, and narrative experiments in new digital media. Encompassing the earliest silent films as well as those that exploit the most recent technological innovations, this book gives us the particulars of how film—arguably the most influential of contemporary forms of representation—constitutes our pleasure, influences our thoughts, and informs our daily reality. Updated to include a discussion of 3-D and advanced special effects, this tenth anniversary edition is an essential film studies text for students and professors alike.

✏Book Title : D W Griffith and the Origins of American Narrative Film
✏Author : Tom Gunning
✏Publisher : University of Illinois Press
✏Release Date : 1994
✏Pages : 316
✏ISBN : 025206366X
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Lost Illusions ✍ David A. Cook

✏Book Title : Lost Illusions
✏Author : David A. Cook
✏Publisher : Univ of California Press
✏Release Date : 2002-03-15
✏Pages : 695
✏ISBN : 0520232658
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Lost Illusions Book Summary : Some of the films discussed in this book include: Five Easy Pieces Chinatown Carnal Knowledge Straw Dogs A Clockwork Orange Mean Streets The Conversation Nashville Shampoo Taxi Driver Apocalypse Now

📒The Musicality Of Narrative Film ✍ D. Kulezic-Wilson

✏Book Title : The Musicality of Narrative Film
✏Author : D. Kulezic-Wilson
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2015-04-14
✏Pages : 220
✏ISBN : 9781137489999
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Musicality of Narrative Film Book Summary : The Musicality of Narrative Film is the first book to examine in depth the film/music analogy. Using comparative analysis, Kulezic-Wilson explores film's musical potential, arguing that film's musicality can be achieved through various cinematic devices, with or without music.

📒Film And History ✍ James Chapman

✏Book Title : Film and History
✏Author : James Chapman
✏Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
✏Release Date : 2013-10-30
✏Pages : 192
✏ISBN : 9781137367327
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Film and History Book Summary : Film is the pre-eminent mass medium of the modern age. It is a valuable source of evidence for the study of both the past and the contemporary world, and is a social practice that has affected the lives of millions. How can historians engage with this important and influential medium? Written for both students and teachers, Film and History: • provides a concise, accessible introduction to the use of film in historical enquiry and a summary of the main theoretical debates • charts the development of film history as a subject area and a discipline in its own right • considers different approaches to film history, including film as an art form, as ideology, as a historical source, and as a social practice • includes case studies to ground discussion of theories and approaches in specific examples. Wide-ranging and authoritative, Film and History equips students with the methods both to analyse film texts and to understand the place of film in history and culture.