Film Studies: An Introduction: Teach Yourself

Teach Yourself

Author: Warren Buckland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473608805

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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An unpretentious guide for all those who want to learn to analyse, understand and evaluate films. Film Studies: An Introduction provides an overview of the key areas in film studies, including aesthetics, narrative, genre, documentary films and the secrets of film reviewing. From Hitchcock and Tarantino to Spielberg and Bigelow, you will gain a critical understanding of legendary directors and the techniques and skills that are used to achieve cinematic effects. Whether you are a film studies student or just a film buff wanting to know more, this book will give you an invaluable insight into the exciting and incredibly fast-moving world of film. Understand Film Studies includes: Chapter 1: Film aesthetics: formalism and realism Chapter 2: Film structure: narrative and narration Chapter 3: Film authorship: the director as auteur Chapter 4: Film genres: defining the typical film Chapter 5: The non-fiction film: five types of documentary Chapter 6: The reception of film: the art and profession of film viewing
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Media Studies: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

Author: Joanne Hollows

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473618991

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Written by an academic and researcher with over twenty years' experience in teaching and convening Media Studies courses, Media Studies: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like case studies, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book uses a structure that mirrors the way Media Studies is taught on many university courses. Chapters include essential coverage of the history, organization and production of the media industries, and regulation of the media. The analysis of media texts is covered in detail, as are the issues of identity and gender, the idea of globalization and the shifting face of social media in its many contexts.
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A2 Film Studies

The Essential Introduction

Author: Sarah Casey Benyahia,Freddie Gaffney,John White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113514690X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

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A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction gives students the confidence to tackle every part of the WJEC A2 Level Film Studies course. The authors, who have wide ranging experience as teachers, examiners and authors, introduce students step by step, to the skills involved in the study of film. The second edition has been re-designed and re-written to follow the new WJEC A2 syllabus for 2009 teaching onwards and is supported by a companion website at www.alevelfilmstudies.co.uk offering further advice and activities. There is a chapter for each exam topic including: The small scale research project The creative project Aspects of a national cinema - Bollywood; Iranian; Japanese; and Mexican International Film Styles - German and/or Soviet; Surrealism; Neo-Realism; and New Waves Specialist studies - Urban Stories; and Empowering Women Spectatorship topics - Early cinema before 1917; Documentary; Experimental and expanded film/video; and Popular film and emotional responses The single film critical study - every film covered Specifically designed to be user friendly, the second edition of A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction has a new text design to make the book easy to follow, includes more than sixty colour images and is packed with features such as: case studies relevant to the 2009 specification activities on films like All About My Mother, 10, Vertigo and City of God key terms example exam questions suggestions for further reading and website resources. Matched to the current WJEC specification, A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction covers everything students need to study as part of the course.
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The Dolby Era

Film Sound in Contemporary Hollywood

Author: Gianluca Sergi

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719070679

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 209

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This book tells the story of the arrival of Dolby onto the film scene in the early 70s, and its profound impact on Hollywood filmmakers and audiences worldwide.
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North by Northwest

Director, Alfred Hitchcock

Author: N.A

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582452534

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 81

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"In the world of advertising, there's no such thing as a lie. There's only expedient exaggeration." -- Cary Grant in North by Northwest Begins with brief excerpts from reviews and a synopsis of the story. Provides a background to the movie and offers biographies of key cast and crew. Looks at the production, key scenes, themes and techniques used in making the movie. Go behind the scenes with the ultimate film guide and get the bigger picture. Discover how Hitchcock used a combination of different genres to make North by North West into a comedy, romance, thriller and adventure story. Consider the importance of film style and how Hitchcock leads the audience into a temporary state of nightmare. Understand how camera work is employed to give more impact to specific images and how color plays a vivid role. Read about the decisions behind casting Cary Grant as Thornhill and how did Bernard Herrmann capture the suspense and tension of the movie with music. Get biographies of Alfred Hitchcock, Ernest Lehman, screenwriter, Carey Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Bernhard Herrman, composer, and Saul Bass. North by Northwest includes bibliography of books relating to the movie, a filmography of Hitchcock, and a listing of cinematic terms. Written in an accessible manner, North by Northwest is excellent reading for the movie fan and film student alike. Dan Williams teaches film studies at City University (London) and Brunel Univesity.
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Good Fellas

Author: Iain Colley

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited

ISBN: 9780582452503

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 87

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"As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster. " - Henry Hill in Goodfellas Provides a brief background to the "gangster" movie genre and includes excerpts from key reviews of the film. Includes biographies of key cast and crew and describes the cultural context in which the movie was made. Examines the production, key scenes, themes and techniques used in making the movie. Go behind the scenes with the ultimate film guides and get the bigger picture. Discover how Martin Scorsese's gangster movie draws on a repertoire of cinematic elements to create a movie that has widely been accepted as a classic and established Scorsese as a film artist. Find out how Scorsese has created a style which resurfaces throughout his career and how this was influenced by a biographical element. Consider the importance of film style and key scenes, and learn how the film engages the audience by the use of narrative. Understand what role lighting, camera shots and music had on building the scene and the subsequent emotions. Read about the decisions behind casting Ray Liotta in the role of Henry and what Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci brought to the film. Includes short biographies of Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Paul Sorvino, Lorraine Bracco, and the director Martin Scorese, Dr. Colley included information about the production, the critical response and a bibliography of books having to do with the movie. Written in an accessible style, Goodfellas is excellent reading for the movie fan and film student alike. Dr. Iain Colley is a freelance writer
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Film

An International Bibliography

Author: Malte Hagener,Michael Töteberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 479

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Nosferatu

director, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau

Author: Roy Ashbury

Publisher: Longman Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 86

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"Is this your wife? What a lovely throat." - Max Schreck as Graf Orlock in Nosferatu Provides excerpts of reviews and gives a background to the film. Includes biographies of key cast and crew, and puts the movie in the cultural context of Germany and the world in 1922 Looks at production, writing, key scenes, themes and techniques used in making the movie. Go behind the scenes of Nosferatu with the ultimate film guides and get the bigger picture. Discover how Murnau saw himself as an artist and how he uses artwork and specific paintings to influence the look of a scene and how set design adds a visual intensity. Consider the film in the context of history and circumstance and how the experience of war and defeat is reflected in the film. Get a background of the small production company responsible for the film and short biographies of Albin Grau, F.W. Murnau, the director, Henrik Galeen, scriptwriter, Fritz Arno Wagner, cinematographer, and several actors including Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Great Schroeder and Ruth Landshoff. Included is a bibliography of books and articles having to do with German filmaking, and Nosferatu, a listing of cinematic terms and a listing of credits. Learn why Murnau recruited an inexperienced girl for the role of Ruth and what features and techniques have become recognized as stylistic traits of Murnau's films. Written in a accessible style, Nosferatu is excellent reading for the movie fan or flm student alike. Roy Ashbury is head of Media Studies at Queen Mary's College.
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Se7en

Director, David Fincher

Author: N.A

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 80

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"This isn't going to have a happy ending." - Morgan Freeman as Detective Somerset in Se7en Includes excerpts from original reviews of the film and provides a background to the film. Includes biographies of key cast and crew and a cultural context for the movie. Looks at production, key scenes & themes and techniques used in making the movie. Go behind the scenes with the ultimate film guides and get the bigger picture. Discover how David Fincher lures the audience into his grisly thriller and what kind of ending studio executives really wanted. Understand what role lighting, camera shots and imagery plays in the overall effect and consider how Fincher constructed each scene. David Fincher's highly stylized film played an important role in his career as a director, find out how his directorship was key in creating a film which is both subversive and popular and how his films show great craftsmanship and depth. Read short biographies of the director, David Fincher, and actors Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey. Get a bibliography of articles and books relating to the movie , a listing of cinematic terms and a discussion of several relevant genres including film noir, serial killer films, and horror. Written in a accessible style, Se&en is excellent reading for the movie fan and film student alike. Nick Lacey has been teaching Media Studies since 1990, and the British Film Institute ahs published his Film as Product in Contemporary Hollywood (with Roy Stafford).
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