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Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson and now, Co-Author, Jeff Smith's Film Art has been the best-selling and most widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. Taking a skills-centered approach supported by examples from many periods and countries, the authors help students develop a core set of analytical skills that will enrich their understanding of any film, in any genre. In-depth examples deepen students' appreciation for how creative choices by filmmakers affect what viewers experience and how they respond. Film Art is generously illustrated with more than 1,000 frame enlargements taken directly from completed films, providing concrete illustrations of key concepts. Along with updated examples and expanded coverage of digital filmmaking, the twelfth edition of Film Art delivers SmartBook, first and only adaptive reading experience currently available, designed to help students stay focused, maximize study time and retain basic concepts.
Part 1 Film Art and Filmmaking
1. Film as Art: Creativity, Technology, and Business
Part 2 Film Form
2. The Significance of Film Form
3. Narrative Form
Part 3 Film Style
4. The Shot: Mise-en-Scene
5. The Shot: Cinematography
6. The Relation of Shot to Shot: Editing
7. Sound in the Cinema
8. Summary: Style and Film Form
Part 4 Types of Films
9. Film Genres
10. Documentary, Experimental, and Animated Films
Part 5 Critical Analysis of Films
11. Film Criticism: Sample Analyses
Part 6 Film Art and Film History
12. Historical Changes in Film Art: Conventions and Choices, Tradition and TrendsAdditional chapters available through McGraw-Hill Education's Create:
Film AdaptationsWriting a Critical Analysis of a Film
Additional Resources for Film Art
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