Essential Cinema (with MLA Update Card), 1st Edition
- Jon Lewis
- ISBN-10: 1337294527
- ISBN-13: 9781337294522
- 352 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2014
- COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
Succinct, lively, and affordable, ESSENTIAL CINEMA: AN INTRODUCTION TO FILM ANALYSIS provides a clear focus on developing students' skills in film analysis. Offering the most engaging instruction available, this exciting First Edition is packed with frame captures students will readily relate to. It also features interviews with film practitioners throughout, giving students insight into real-world practice in today's field. Videos of the complete interviews are available through the eBook version as well as the text website. In addition, unique screening questions help students apply chapter concepts to any film they watch, while the running glossary and end-of-text illustrated glossary ensure students have easy access to full explanations of concepts. This edition includes an updated card reflecting the new guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition.
"This is simply the most up-to-date and informative textbook in the field that I'm aware of, all presented in a manner that is likely to appeal to the contemporary student. ... This is an approachable and concise work and I am highly impressed with the organization and tools that have been included."
— John Ernst, Heartland Community College
1. ANALYZING MOVIES.
The Magic of Movies. Movies as Entertainment and Art. How to "Read" a Film.
2. NARRATIVE AND GENRE.
Narrative Structure. Characters. Genre.
The Set. Costumes, Make-Up, and Hair. Blocking and Performance. The Lights.
Camera Placement. Camera Movement. Focus and Depth. The Plastic Material: Stock, Exposure, and Effects.
Elements of Editing. Continuity Editing. Alternative Editing Styles.
Sound and Image. The Voice Track. Music. Sound Effects. Sound Editing and Mixing.
7. THE COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL CONTEXTS.
The Business of Film. Distribution and Marketing. Exhibition.
8. DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATED, AND EXPERIMENTAL FILMS.
Documentary. Animation. Experimental Film.
9. FILM HISTORY.
Hollywood. American Independents. Europe. Non-Western Film.
10. WRITING ABOUT FILM.
Essay Writing Strategies. Research and Citation.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
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