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Minding Movies: Observations on the Art, Craft, and Business of Filmmaking

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David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson are two of America’s preeminent film scholars. You would be hard pressed to find a serious student of the cinema who hasn’t spent at least a few hours huddled with their seminal introduction to the field—Film Art, now in its ninth edition—or a cable television junkie unaware that the Independent Film Channel sagely christened them the “C ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published April 15th 2011 by University Of Chicago Press (first published January 1st 2000)
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Masterofoneinchpunch
Jun 22, 2012 Masterofoneinchpunch rated it it was amazing
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I have been a fan of David Bordwell's writing since reading his excellent book on Hong Kong movies Planet Hong Kong (2003) several years ago. I have also been following his and his wife Kristin Thompson's blog the last few years as well. I have found his writing style on movies a sagacious mix of academic interpretation, technical and mainstream appreciation. He has a love of cinema that covers such a vast array of areas that he promotes the sublime as well as the ridiculous. But it is his mixtu ...more
Debbi
Man, how I love dynamic duo Bordwell & Thompson! :)
They have such an engaging way of talking about cinema and movies - I enjoyed this collection of essays so much (like all the other books and articles by them that I've read, both on paper and on the web). You quite never realize you're actually learning: you laugh, you go "wow", you find lots and lots of new films to watch... and in the end you know more and more about cinema. They are great even at academic textbooks (the one I studied on
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