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The language of film / Robert Edgar, John Marland, Steven Rawle.

By: Edgar-Hunt, Robert.
Contributor(s): Marland, John | Rawle, Steven.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Basics filmmaking.Publisher: London ; New York : Fairchild Books / Bloomsbury Publishing, c.2015Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 216 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781472575241.Subject(s): Motion pictures -- Semiotics | Motion pictures -- Production and direction | Cinematography | | Communication and mass media November2016 | Humanities, English February2017DDC classification: 791.43
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 - Semiotics: Images; The Visual Mind; Reading the Signs; Making Meaning; Codes and Filters; Case study: Seven (d: David Fincher, US); Chapter 1 Summary. Chapter 2 - Narrative: Theories of Storytelling; Structuralism; Theories of Structure; Genette's Narrative Discourse; Case Study: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (dir: Ben Stiller); Chapter 2 Summary. Chapter 3 - Intertextuality: Text; Quotation; Allusion; Cult Film; Genre; Case Study: Citizen Kane (dir: Orson Welles); Chapter 3 Summary. Chapter 4 - Ideology: Ideological Analysis; Realism; Ideology and Genre; Case study: Dead Man's Shoes (dir: Shane Meadows); Chapter 4 Summary. Chapter 5 - Frames and Images: The Shot; Distance, Height and Framing; Mise en Scene; The Mobile Camera Frame; Time and the Long Take; Case Study: Hero (dir: Yimou Zhang); Chapter 5 Summary.Chapter 6 - Sound: Film: An Audio-visual Medium; Sound Properties; Diegetic and Non-diegetic Sound; Off-screen Space and Audio; The voice; Music; Case study: Berberian Sound Studio (dir: David Strickland); Chapter 6 Summary.Chapter 7 - Constructing Meaning: Continuity Editing; Discontinuity Editing; Montage; Pacing; Space; Case study: Psycho (dir: Alfred Hitchcock); Chapter 7 Summary.Conclusion.
Summary: "Becoming an effective filmmaker involves being deliberately mindful of the structures and conventions that allow film to communicate meaning to a global audience. The Language of Film explores complex topics such as semiotics, narrative, intertextuality, ideology and the aesthetics of film in a clear and straightforward style, enabling you to apply these ideas and techniques to your own analysis or film-making. With full-colour film stills, in-depth case studies and a wide range of practical exercises, The Language of Film will help you to make the transition from consumer to practitioner - from someone who just responds to the language of film, to someone who actively uses it. In the second edition, a new chapter examines how sound contributes to narrative and space to tell stories, create imaginary worlds and shape the realist (and often non-realist) effect of cinema. Along with two case studies from the first edition, Seven (dir: David Fincher) and Citizen Kane (dir: Orson Welles), the second edition also includes five new case studies: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (dir: Ben Stiller), Dead Man's Shoes (dir: Shane Meadows), Hero (dir: Yimou Zhang), Berberian Sound Studio (d: Peter Strickland) and Psycho (d: Alfred Hitchcock)"--
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 - Semiotics: Images; The Visual Mind; Reading the Signs; Making Meaning; Codes and Filters; Case study: Seven (d: David Fincher, US); Chapter 1 Summary. Chapter 2 - Narrative: Theories of Storytelling; Structuralism; Theories of Structure; Genette's Narrative Discourse; Case Study: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (dir: Ben Stiller); Chapter 2 Summary. Chapter 3 - Intertextuality: Text; Quotation; Allusion; Cult Film; Genre; Case Study: Citizen Kane (dir: Orson Welles); Chapter 3 Summary. Chapter 4 - Ideology: Ideological Analysis; Realism; Ideology and Genre; Case study: Dead Man's Shoes (dir: Shane Meadows); Chapter 4 Summary. Chapter 5 - Frames and Images: The Shot; Distance, Height and Framing; Mise en Scene; The Mobile Camera Frame; Time and the Long Take; Case Study: Hero (dir: Yimou Zhang); Chapter 5 Summary.Chapter 6 - Sound: Film: An Audio-visual Medium; Sound Properties; Diegetic and Non-diegetic Sound; Off-screen Space and Audio; The voice; Music; Case study: Berberian Sound Studio (dir: David Strickland); Chapter 6 Summary.Chapter 7 - Constructing Meaning: Continuity Editing; Discontinuity Editing; Montage; Pacing; Space; Case study: Psycho (dir: Alfred Hitchcock); Chapter 7 Summary.Conclusion.

"Becoming an effective filmmaker involves being deliberately mindful of the structures and conventions that allow film to communicate meaning to a global audience. The Language of Film explores complex topics such as semiotics, narrative, intertextuality, ideology and the aesthetics of film in a clear and straightforward style, enabling you to apply these ideas and techniques to your own analysis or film-making. With full-colour film stills, in-depth case studies and a wide range of practical exercises, The Language of Film will help you to make the transition from consumer to practitioner - from someone who just responds to the language of film, to someone who actively uses it. In the second edition, a new chapter examines how sound contributes to narrative and space to tell stories, create imaginary worlds and shape the realist (and often non-realist) effect of cinema. Along with two case studies from the first edition, Seven (dir: David Fincher) and Citizen Kane (dir: Orson Welles), the second edition also includes five new case studies: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (dir: Ben Stiller), Dead Man's Shoes (dir: Shane Meadows), Hero (dir: Yimou Zhang), Berberian Sound Studio (d: Peter Strickland) and Psycho (d: Alfred Hitchcock)"--

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