Film Art: An Introduction
Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson's Film Art has been the best-selling and widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema.
Taking a skills-centered approach supported by a wide range of examples from various periods and countries, the authors strive to help students develop a core set...more
It's not a manual book of film techniques. Yet it does encompass that issues from an artsy point of view. This book discusses elements of films (e.g., shots, lighting, color, mood, tone, narrative, plots, acts, genres, hollywood era, and many more), precisely on how they constitue the overall l ...more
I was first introduced to first edition of the text way back in the late 1970s when it was smaller ...more
It discusses elements of films such as shots, lighting, color, mood, tone, narrative, plots, acts, genres, hollywood era, etc.
It provides many colour images to assist with learning, and it is set out in clearly structured format which makes it very easy to read.
It has been useful in my studies.
easy for teacher to organize their class when students are so inclined to even fall asleep on Citizen Kane... but hey, it's made 1941 and they prolly can make more captivating classics in 10 years
It's not a book you can sit down and read for fun for it is more of textbook.
A book I will be keeping and referring back to throughout my film career.
I want to watch Buck Toothed Women now.