Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, David Bordwell's and Kristin Thompson's "Film Art" has been the most respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. While continuing to provide the best introduction to the fundamentals of serious film study, the eighth edition has been extensively re-designed in full color greatly enhancing the text's visual appeal and overall accessibility to today's students. Throughout the text, all images presented are frame enlargements as opposed to production stills or advertising photos. Supported by a text-specific CD-ROM with video clips, an Instructor's Manual, and text-specific website, Film Art can also be packaged with the award-winning Film, Form, and Culture CD-ROM.
A comprehensive and systematic history of British film studios. This volume covers the sweep of British cinema history, from Will Barker at Stanford Hill to J. Arthur Rank's struggle for film industry dominance. Details are provided on 90 studios, their directors, producers and stars.
The new edition of The British Cinema Book has been thoroughly revised and updated to provide a comprehensive introduction to the major periods, genres, studios, film-makers and debates in British cinema from the 1890s to the present. The book has five sections, addressing debates and controversies; industry, genre and representation; British cinema 1895-1939; British cinema from World War II to the 1970s, and contemporary British cinema. Within these sections, leading scholars and critics address a wide range of issues and topics, including British cinema as a 'national' cinema; its complex relationship with Hollywood; film censorship; key British genres such as horror, comedy and costume film; the work of directors including Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Asquith, Alexander Mackendrick, Michael Powell, Lindsay Anderson, Ken Russell and Mike Leigh; studios such as Gainsborough, Ealing, Rank and Gaumont, and recent signs of hope for the British film industry, such as the rebirth of the low-budget British horror picture, and the emergence of a British Asian cinema. Discussions are illustrated with case studies of key films, many of which are new to this edition, including Piccadilly (1929) It Always Rains on Sunday (1947), The Ladykillers (1955), This Sporting Life (1963), The Devils (1971), Withnail and I (1986), Bend it Like Beckham (2002) and Control (2007), and with over 100 images from the BFI's collection.
By combining the study of films with the text-based primary sources, Screening America gives students clear guidance in studying, interpreting, and understanding the motion picture's significance as a primary source in investigating U.S. History. Students will come to understand history as not only the record of what governments did, but also the way in which people lived their lives, experienced the wider world, and engaged in leisure pursuits, from which we can learn much about the society in which they lived.
Written by a top scholar in the field, "American Film: A History" gives students a thorough understanding of the fascinating intersection of artistry and economics in Hollywood cinema from the beginning of film history to the present. A beautiful book and a brisk read, "American Film" is the most enjoyable and interesting overview of the history of American filmmaking available. Focused on aspects of the film business that are of perennial interest to undergraduates, this book will engage students from beginning to end.
"Contemporary American Cinema" is the first comprehensive introduction to American cinema since 1960. The book is unique in its treatment of both Hollywood, alternative and non-mainstream cinema. Critical essays from leading film scholars are supplemented by boxed profiles of key directors, producers and actors; key films and key genres; and statistics from the cinema industry. Illustrated in colour and black and white with film stills, posters and production images, the book has two tables of contents allowing students to use the book chronologically, decade-by-decade, or thematically by subject. Designed especially for courses in cinema studies and film studies, cultural studies and American studies, "Contemporary American Cinema" features a glossary of key terms, fully referenced resources and suggestions for further reading, questions for class discussion, and a comprehensive filmography.
Książka to zbiór refleksji skonstruowany tak, aby w polu opisu znalazły się wzajemne związki pomiędzy religią katolicką a współczesnym i mediami, z filmem i telewizją jako najbardziej ekspansywnymi środkami przekazu XX wieku. Autor starał się uchwycić i opisać historyczny rozwój dojrzewania idei audiowizualizacji jednego z głównych faktów i fenomenów kultury, jakim jest religia, towarzysząca człowiekowi od początków dziejów.
This is an updated edition of a comprehensive history of the British film industry from its inception to the present day, with minute listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a century or so of great British cinema. Brian McFarlane's meticulously researched guide is the most authoritative book yet produced on the people involved in British film. This unparalleled volume is fully illustrated with numerous rare black and white photos of film stars and film-makers from the 1920s to the present day. The end result is an invaluable addition to the reference shelf of anyone with an interest in British cinema. The definitive companion to British film, updated with new entries, it is an essential reference book for enthusiasts, universities and libraries. It includes an Introduction by Philip French, chief film reviewer for the "Observer".
This extensively revised second edition offers a comprehensive introduction to Hollywood cinema, providing a fascinating account of the cultural and aesthetic significance of the world's most powerful film industry.
A riveting adventure of how america was invented, "America the story of US" focuses on the people, ideas and events that build the grat nation, covering 400 years american history in the most extensive and in-depth televiosion series ever produced by History. From the rigors of linking the continent by wagon trials to the transcontinental railway, the engineering of steel-structured buildings to landing on the mon, this epic 12-part series is a grand cinematic vision of how the country was built. From the revolutionary war that birthed the nation to the civil war that divided it, and to the making of the modern world, film is an epic, dramatic, heartbreaking and triumphant journey of a nation.
The fourth edition of" Hollywood's America" uses classic films to guide students trough key themes and topics in twentieth-century American cultural, political, economic and social history. The book provides students with the tools needed to read and interpret visual texts, including an introduction that tracs the history of American film, a series of interpretive essays, primary sources that illuminate film history and an extensive bibliography. New to this edition are ten articles which cover recently released films, enhanced consideration of issues of gender and ethnicity, and a completely updated set of images. From Charlie Chaplin's silent films to "Gone with the Wind" to "Saving Private Ryan", "Hollywood's America" provides a comprehensive look at American history through film, and is a valuable resource for students and teachers of the subject alike.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 437-448) and index.
This convenient, insightful resource on the depiction of historical events in film and on television combines the latest scholarship with reviews of specific works. Capsule reviews of more than 350 films and television programs that claim to present historical events and persons, each examined for inaccuracies or bias; An extensive filmography of all movies featured in the book, plus many more historical films and TV shows, providing basic production and cast information; An extensive bibliography of print, video, and online sources on the overall study of history in the media and scholarship on specific films and programs; A complete index of historical and cinematic terms and concepts, as well as important scholars and filmmaking personnel
If you are looking for a definitive, "traditional" biography of Denzel Washington, this book is definately not it. Author Douglas Brode (who, it should be noted, is a well-respected writer of film and television personas) offers the reader a biographical filmography of sorts, which appeals more to film wonks and students of cinema than it does to the average Denzel fan. Strictly speaking, Brode just doesn't reveal exactly who Denzel Washington is off-screen; indeed, the first chapter, "Deconstructing Denzel," is as close as the reader gets to finding out about Denzel's past (included are brief mentionings of his youth, his pre-acting days and his time at Fordham University, where he got his first taste of "serious" acting). The rest of the book takes the film-by-film approach to Washington's career, squeezing Denzel's personal life into the extra spaces of the context in which each film is discussed.