Film as Art

Film as Art
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Author: Rudolf Arnheim
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9780520248373
Release: 1957
Editor: Univ of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“More than half a century since its initial publication, this deceptively compact book remains among the most incisive analyses of the formal and perceptual dynamics of cinema. No one who cares about film can afford to remain ignorant of its insights and wisdom. As digital technology fundamentally alters motion pictures, the lessons of Film as Art commend themselves as excellent insurance against reinventing the wheel in the new media landscape and hailing it as progress.”—Edward Dimendberg author of Film Noir and the Spaces of Modernity “After more than eight decades, Rudolph Arnheim's small book of film theory remains one of the essential works in defining film art, understanding film less as reproducing the world than as opening up new possibilities for formal play and unexpected imagery. Anyone serious about film, whether scholar, filmmaker or simply a lover of cinema, must take Arnheim seriously.”—Tom Gunning, author of The Films of Fritz Lang and D.W. Griffith and the Origins of American Narrative Film “An aesthetic theory based on the formal ‘limitations’ of the medium, Arnheim’s Film as Art always provokes students in an age of few limits and less formality, and they argue and engage this classic text with unparalleled passion. Written in the wake of sound’s transformation of the cinema, Arnheim’s essays are not only central to understanding a major historical moment in theoretical debates about what constitutes the ‘essence’ of film, but also are a must read for anyone seeking a lucid, detailed, and rigorous argument about how works of art emerge from expressive constraint as much as expressive freedom.”—Vivian Sobchack, author of Carnal Thoughts

Film Art

Film Art
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Author: David Bordwell,Kristin Thompson
Pages: 532
ISBN: 0072484551
Release: 2004
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. In this new edition, the authors provide an introduction to the fundamentals of serious film study, with images throughout the text collected from actual film frames, not from production stills or advertising photos.

Film Art

Film Art
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Author: David Bordwell,Kristin Thompson
Pages: 519
ISBN: 0078007879
Release: 2009-11-15
Editor: Ingram

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Film Art

Film Art
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1011729320
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown

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Loose Leaf for Film Art An Introduction

Loose Leaf for Film Art  An Introduction
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Author: Kristin Thompson,Jeff Smith,David Bordwell
Pages: 544
ISBN: 1260485129
Release: 2019-01-16
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Film as Art

Film as Art
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Author: Rudolf Arnheim
Pages: 230
ISBN: 0520248376
Release: 1957
Editor: Univ of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“More than half a century since its initial publication, this deceptively compact book remains among the most incisive analyses of the formal and perceptual dynamics of cinema. No one who cares about film can afford to remain ignorant of its insights and wisdom. As digital technology fundamentally alters motion pictures, the lessons of Film as Art commend themselves as excellent insurance against reinventing the wheel in the new media landscape and hailing it as progress.”—Edward Dimendberg author of Film Noir and the Spaces of Modernity “After more than eight decades, Rudolph Arnheim's small book of film theory remains one of the essential works in defining film art, understanding film less as reproducing the world than as opening up new possibilities for formal play and unexpected imagery. Anyone serious about film, whether scholar, filmmaker or simply a lover of cinema, must take Arnheim seriously.”—Tom Gunning, author of The Films of Fritz Lang and D.W. Griffith and the Origins of American Narrative Film “An aesthetic theory based on the formal ‘limitations’ of the medium, Arnheim’s Film as Art always provokes students in an age of few limits and less formality, and they argue and engage this classic text with unparalleled passion. Written in the wake of sound’s transformation of the cinema, Arnheim’s essays are not only central to understanding a major historical moment in theoretical debates about what constitutes the ‘essence’ of film, but also are a must read for anyone seeking a lucid, detailed, and rigorous argument about how works of art emerge from expressive constraint as much as expressive freedom.”—Vivian Sobchack, author of Carnal Thoughts

Film Art New Media Museum Without Walls

Film  Art  New Media  Museum Without Walls
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Author: Angela Dalle Vacche
Pages: 358
ISBN: 9781137026132
Release: 2012-06-12
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An anthology of essays exploring the relationship between film and art, within and across the domains of theory and practice, from the late nineteenth century to the present.

Film Art Phenomena

Film Art Phenomena
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Author: Nicky Hamlyn
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781838715724
Release: 2019-07-25
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Alongside the commercial cinema of narrative and spectacle there has always been another practice - call it avant-garde, experimental or artists' film (as opposed to art cinema). It is this work that Nicky Hamlyn, himself an acclaimed film-maker in the alternative tradition, investigates in Film Art Phenomena. The work takes its cue from modern trends in other artforms, notably painting and sculpture. This is film-making that emphasises the nature of its apparatus and medium in order to bring about a critical, inquisitive state of mind in the viewer. It deconstructs, anatomises and reimagines what film images are; it builds new machines; it recreates the setting of cinema or expands into new kinds of performance and exhibition. It often has a political dimension - urging audiences to make a free and active response not a passive, consumerist one. Hamlyn's major new study treats artists' film conceptually in order to explore key categories that connect different works and film-makers: from framing to digital media, installation to interactivity, point of view to sound. In so doing he considers the work of Stan Brakhage, Malcolm Le Grice and Michael Snow, as well as younger artists such as Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Jennifer Nightingale, and Colin Crockatt, among many others. Film Art Phenomena is a crucial intervention in debates about the modes of film-making that diverge from and oppose the mainstream.

The Art of Film Projection A Beginner s Guide

The Art of Film Projection  A Beginner s Guide
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Author: Paolo Usai
Pages: 344
ISBN: 0935398317
Release: 2019-10-22
Editor: George Eastman House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The history of cinema is full of love stories, but none has been as essential as the love between projectionists and their machines. The Art of Film Projection-A Beginner's Guide is a comprehensive outline of the materials, equipment, and knowledge needed to present the magic of cinema to an enthralled audience. Part manual and part manifesto, this book compiles more than fifty years of expertise from the staff of the world-renowned George Eastman Museum and the students of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation into the most authoritative and accessible guide to film projection ever produced. No film comes to life until it is shown on the big screen, but with the proliferation of digital movie theaters, the expertise of film projection has become rare. Written for both the casual enthusiast and the professional projectionist in training, this book demystifies the process of film projection and offers an in-depth understanding of the aesthetic, technical, and historical features of motion pictures. Join in the fight to save the authentic experience of seeing motion pictures on film.

The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen
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Author: Peter J. Bailey
Pages: 426
ISBN: 9780813167701
Release: 2016-04-29
Editor: University Press of Kentucky

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For five decades, no American filmmaker has been as prolific -- or as paradoxical -- as Woody Allen. From Play It Again, Sam (1972) to Midnight in Paris (2011) and Blue Jasmine (2013), Allen has produced an average of one film a year; yet in many of these movies Allen reveals a progressively skeptical attitude toward both the value of art and the cultural contributions of artists. In this second edition Peter J. Bailey extends his classic study to consider Allen's work during the twenty-first century. He illuminates how the director's decision to leave New York to shoot in European cities such as London, Paris, Rome, and Barcelona has affected his craft. He also explores Allen's shift toward younger actors and interprets the evolving critical reaction to his films -- authoritatively demonstrating why the director's lifelong project of moviemaking remains endlessly deserving of careful attention.

Film Art and the Third Culture

Film  Art  and the Third Culture
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Author: Murray Smith
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780192507921
Release: 2017-03-24
Editor: Oxford University Press

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In the mid-1950s C.P. Snow began his campaign against the 'two cultures' - the debilitating divide, as he saw it, between traditional 'literary intellectual' culture, and the culture of the sciences, urging in its place a 'third culture' which would draw upon and integrate the resources of disciplines spanning the natural and social sciences, the arts and the humanities. Murray Smith argues that, with the ever-increasing influence of evolutionary theory and neuroscience, and the pervasive presence of digital technologies, Snow's challenge is more relevant than ever. Working out how the 'scientific' and everyday images of the world 'hang' together is no simple matter. In Film, Art, and the Third Culture, Smith explores this question in relation to the art, technology, and science of film in particular, and to the world of the arts and aesthetic activity more generally. In the first part of his book, Smith explores the general strategies and principles necessary to build a 'third cultural' or naturalized approach to film and art - one that roots itself in an appreciation of scientific knowledge and method. Smith then goes on to focus on the role of emotion in film and the other arts, as an extended experiment in the 'third cultural' integration of ideas on emotion spanning the arts, humanities and sciences. While acknowledging that not all of the questions we ask are scientific in nature, Smith contends that we cannot disregard the insights wrought by taking a naturalized approach to the aesthetics of film and the other arts.

Art in Cinema

Art in Cinema
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Author: Scott MacDonald,Frank Stauffacher
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1592134270
Release: 2006
Editor: Temple University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Fascinating documentation of one of the most important film societies in American history.

The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen
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Author: Peter J. Bailey
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780813139241
Release: 2010-09-29
Editor: University Press of Kentucky

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For three decades, no American filmmaker has been as prolific -- or as paradoxical -- as Woody Allen. From Play It Again, Sam (1972) through Celebrity (1998) and Sweet and Lowdown (1999), Allen has produced an average of one film a year, yet in many of these films Allen reveals a progressively skeptical attitude toward both the value of art and the cultural contributions of artists. In examining Allen's filmmaking career, The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen demonstrates that his movies often question whether the projected illusions of magicians/artists benefit audience or artists. Other Allen films dramatize the opposed conviction that the consoling, life-redeeming illusions of art are the best solution humanity has devised to the existential dilemma of being a death-foreseeing animal. Peter Bailey demonstrates how Allen's films repeatedly revisit and reconfigure this tension between image and reality, art and life, fabrication and factuality, with each film reaching provisional resolutions that a subsequent movie will revise. Merging criticism and biography, Bailey identifies Allen's ambivalent views of the artistic enterprise as a key to understanding his entire filmmaking career. Because of its focus upon filmmaker Sandy Bates's conflict between entertaining audiences and confronting them with bleak human actualities, Stardust Memories is a central focus of the book. Bailey's examination of Allen's art/life dialectic also draws from the off screen drama of Allen's very public separation from Mia Farrow, and the book accordingly construes such post-scandal films as Bullets Over Broadway and Mighty Aphrodite as Allen's oblique cinematic responses to that tabloid tempest. By illuminating the thematic conflict at the heart of Allen's work, Bailey seeks not only to clarify the aesthetic designs of individual Allen films but to demonstrate how his oeuvre enacts an ongoing debate the screenwriter/director has been conducting with himself between creating cinematic narratives affirming the saving powers of the human imagination and making films acknowledging the irresolvably dark truths of the human condition.

Music Film and Art

Music  Film  and Art
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Author: Haig A. Khatchadourian
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9781725228658
Release: 2010-07-01
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Music, Film, & Art presents 13 lively essays on current issues in aesthetics and philosophy of the arts, from classifying a work as good or poor to the difficulties contemporary audiences face in attempting to understand and appreciate the avant-garde. Offering fresh insights on music, painting, and film, as well as literature, dance, theater, and sculpture, this thought-provoking volume will be of considerable interest to the serious general reader and to students, critics, and aestheticians.

Adaptation and the New Art Film

Adaptation and the New Art Film
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Author: William H. Mooney
Pages: 270
ISBN: 3030629333
Release: 2021-05-03
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Since the 1990s, the expropriation of canonical works of cinema has been a fundamental dimension of art-film exploration. Rainer Werner Fassbinder provides an early model of open adaptation of film classics, followed ever more boldly by the Coen Brothers, Chantal Akerman, Alex Carax, Todd Haynes, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Baz Luhrmann, and Olivier Assayas. This book devotes chapters to each of these directors to examine how their films redeploy landmark precursors such as City Lights (1931), Citizen Kane (1941), Rome Open City (1945), All About Eve (1950), and Vertigo (1958) in order to probe our psychological, philosophical, and historical situations in a postmodern société du spectacle. In broadly diverse ways, each of these directors complicates received notions of the past and its representation, while probing the transformative media evolution and dislocation of the present, in film art and in society.

On Film Editing

On Film Editing
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Author: Edward Dmytryk
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780429000775
Release: 2018-09-26
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In On Film Editing, director Edward Dmytryk explains, in clear and engaging terms, the principles of film editing. Using examples and anecdotes from almost five decades in the film industry, Dmytryk offers a masterclass in film and video editing. Written in an informal, "how-to-do-it" style, Dmytryk shares his expertise and experience in film editing in a precise and philosophical way, contending that all parties on the film crew—from the camera assistant to the producer and director—must understand film editing to produce a truly polished work. Originally published in 1984, this reissue of Dmytryk’s classic editing book includes a new critical introduction by Andrew Lund, as well as chapter lessons, discussion questions, and exercises.

Recycled Culture in Contemporary Art and Film

Recycled Culture in Contemporary Art and Film
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Author: Vera Dika
Pages: 241
ISBN: 0521016312
Release: 2003-06-09
Editor: Cambridge University Press

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Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art

Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art
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Author: Nilgun Bayraktar
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9781317510734
Release: 2015-12-07
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art explores cinematic and artistic representations of migration and mobility in Europe from the 1990s to today. Drawing on theories of migrant and diasporic cinema, moving-image art, and mobility studies, Bayraktar provides historically situated close readings of films, videos, and cinematic installations that concern migratory networks and infrastructures across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Probing the notion of Europe as a coherent entity and a borderless space, this interdisciplinary study investigates the ways in which European ideals of mobility and fluidity are deeply enmeshed with forced migration, illegalization, and xenophobia. With a specific focus on distinct forms of mobility such as labor migration, postcolonial migration, tourism, and refugee mobilities, Bayraktar studies the new counter-hegemonic imaginations invoked by the work of filmmakers such as Ayşe Polat, Fatih Akin, Michael Haneke, and Tony Gatlif as well as video essays and installations of artists such as Kutluğ Ataman, Ursula Biemann, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Maria Iorio and Raphaël Cuomo. Challenging aesthetic as well as national, cultural, and political boundaries, the works central to this book envision Europe as a diverse, inclusive, and unfixed continent that is reimagined from many elsewheres well beyond its borders.

Film and Modern American Art

Film and Modern American Art
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Author: Katherine Manthorne
Pages: 154
ISBN: 9781351187299
Release: 2019-01-30
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Between the 1890s and the 1930s, movie going became an established feature of everyday life across America. Movies constituted an enormous visual data bank and changed the way artist and public alike interpreted images. This book explores modern painting as a response to, and an appropriation of, the aesthetic possibilities pried open by cinema from its invention until the outbreak of World War II, when both the art world and the film industry changed substantially. Artists were watching movies, filmmakers studied fine arts; the membrane between media was porous, allowing for fluid exchange. Each chapter focuses on a suite of films and paintings, broken down into facets and then reassembled to elucidate the distinctive art–film nexus at successive historic moments.

The Art Direction Handbook for Film

The Art Direction Handbook for Film
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Author: Michael Rizzo
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781136068706
Release: 2013-07-18
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Whether you'd like to be an art director or already are one, this book contains valuable solutions that will help you get ahead. This comprehensive, thorough professional manual details the set-up of the art department and the day-to-day job duties: scouting for locations, research, executing the design concept, constructing scenery, and surviving production. You will not only learn how to do the job, but how to succeed and secure future jobs. Rounding out the text is an extensive collection of useful forms and checklists, along with interviews with prominent art directors, relevant real-life anecdotes, and blueprints, sketches, photographs, and stills from Hollywood sets.