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Sophisticated in its analytical content, current and comprehensive in its coverage of all aspects of film and filmmaking, and informed throughout by fascinating historical and cultural contexts, A History of Narrative Film is widely acknowledged to be the definitive text in the field.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: David A. Cook
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Release: 2004
File: 1120 Pages
ISBN-13: 0393978680

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Adopted at over 325 colleges and universities in its Second Edition, David A. Cook's A History of Narrative Film has established itself as a leader in its field. Throughout, A History of Narrative Film integrates film history and aesthetics with an astute analysis of the technological, social, and economic context of world cinema. The Third Edition has been revised to include new and significant scholarship on early cinema and to feature the latest developments in contemporary film around the world.

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Genre: Motion pictures
Author: David A. Cook
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Release: 1996
File: 1087 Pages
ISBN-13: 0393968197

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Sophisticated in its analytical content, current in its coverage, and informed throughout by fascinating historical and cultural contexts, A History of Narrative Film is one of the most respected and widely read texts in film studies. This Fifth Edition features a new chapter on twenty-first century film, and includes refreshed coverage of contemporary digital production, distribution, and consumption of film. Now 20% shorter, with new four-color design and an updated art program, A History of Narrative Film is also the only film history text available as an ebook.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: David A. Cook
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release: 2016-02-01
File: 845 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780393920093

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A trusted reference, a popular teaching text, and a well-written history is now bolder, briefer, and better than ever.Sophisticated in its analytical content, current in its coverage, and informed throughout by fascinating historical and cultural contexts, A History of Narrative Film is one of the most respected and widely read texts in film studies. This Fifth Edition features a new chapter on twenty-first century film, and includes refreshed coverage of contemporary digital production, distribution, and consumption of film. Now 20% shorter, with new four-color design and an updated art program, A History of Narrative Film is also the only film history text available as an ebook.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: David A. Cook
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Release: 2016-02
File: 864 Pages
ISBN-13: 0393600777

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Author: David A. Cook
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Release: 1981
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 939309022X

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Genre: Motion pictures
Author: David A. Cook
Publisher: New York : Norton
Release: 1981
File: 721 Pages
ISBN-13: 0393090221

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Genre: Motion pictures
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File: 721 Pages
ISBN-13: 0393013707

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How do films work? How do they tell a story? How do they move us and make us think? Through detailed examinations of passages from classic films, Marilyn Fabe supplies the analytic tools and background in film history and theory to enable us to see more in every film we watch. Ranging from D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation to James Cameron’s Avatar, and ending with an epilogue on digital media, Closely Watched Films focuses on exemplary works of fourteen film directors whose careers together span the history of the narrative film. Lively and down-to-earth, this concise introduction provides a broad, complete, and yet specific picture of visual narrative techniques that will increase readers' excitement about and knowledge of the possibilities of the film medium. Shot-by-shot analyses of short passages from each film ground theory in concrete examples. Fabe includes original and well-informed discussions of Soviet montage, realism and expressionism in film form, classical and modern sound theory, the classic Hollywood film, Italian neorealism, the French New Wave, auteur theory, modernism and postmodernism in film, political cinema, feminist film theory and practice, and narrative experiments in new digital media. Encompassing the earliest silent films as well as those that exploit the most recent technological innovations, this book gives us the particulars of how film—arguably the most influential of contemporary forms of representation—constitutes our pleasure, influences our thoughts, and informs our daily reality. Updated to include a discussion of 3-D and advanced special effects, this tenth anniversary edition is an essential film studies text for students and professors alike.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Marilyn Fabe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 2014-11-24
File: 312 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780520959019

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Tom Gunning
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Release: 1994
File: 316 Pages
ISBN-13: 025206366X

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In A New History of Japanese Cinema Isolde Standish focuses on the historical development of Japanese film. She details an industry and an art form shaped by the competing and merging forces of traditional culture and of economic and technological innovation. Adopting a thematic, exploratory approach, Standish links the concept of Japanese cinema as a system of communication with some of the central discourses of the twentieth century: modernism, nationalism, humanism, resistance, and gender. After an introduction outlining the earliest years of cinema in Japan, Standish demonstrates cinema's symbolic position in Japanese society in the 1930s - as both a metaphor and a motor of modernity. Moving into the late thirties and early forties, Standish analyses cinema's relationship with the state-focusing in particular on the war and occupation periods. The book's coverage of the post-occupation period looks at "romance" films in particular. Avant-garde directors came to the fore during the 1960s and early seventies, and their work is discussed in depth. The book concludes with an investigation of genre and gender in mainstream films of recent years. In grappling with Japanese film history and criticism, most western commentators have concentrated on offering interpretations of what have come to be considered "classic" films. A New History of Japanese Cinema takes a genuinely innovative approach to the subject, and should prove an essential resource for many years to come.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Isolde Standish
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release: 2006-05-08
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781441161543

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