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For undergraduate courses in Introduction to Film, Introduction to Cinema, and Film and Drama. Designed to help students analyze movies with precision and technical sophistication, this book focuses on formalismhow the forms of the film (e.g., camera work, editing, photography, etc.) create meaning. It retains the same principle of organization as its predecessorsstructuring chapters around the realism-formalism dichotomywhile it updates each chapter to integrate more recent developments, contemporary films, and personalities in the field.
Louis Giannetti is a Professor of English and Film at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
Table of Contents
Realism and Formalism
Light and Dark
Lenses, Filters, Stocks, Opticals, and Gauges
Mise en Scene
Composition and Design
Open and Closed Forms
The Moving Camera
Mechanical Distortions of Movement
D. W. Griffith and Classical Cutting
Soviet Montage and the Formalist Tradition
Andre Bazin and the Tradition of Realism
Hitchcock's North by Northwest: Storyboard Version