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Figures Traced in Light: On Cinematic Staging

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A film tells its story not only through dialogue and actors' performances but also through the director's control of movement and shot design. Figures Traced in Light is a detailed consideration of how cinematic staging carries the story, expresses emotion, and beguiles the audience through pictorial composition. Ranging over the entire history of cinema, David Bordwell fo ...more
Paperback, 327 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by University of California Press (first published 2005)
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