Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures

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ABC-CLIO, 30/03/2005 - 404 páginas

Though movies have remained our foremost cultural pastime for over 100 years, many of us still know very little about the tools used to create them. In this groundbreaking new book, Vincent LoBrutto provides an enjoyable and accessible education in the art of cinema: using 50 landmark films spanning the history of the medium, LoBrutto illustrates such important concepts as editing, production design, cinematography, sound, screen acting, narrative structure, and various genres, nationalities, and film eras. Each concept is illustrated by the selection of a film that epitomizes its use, so that readers will learn about film authorship in Citizen Kane, multiplot narrative in Nashville, widescreen filmmaking in Rebel without a Cause, and screen violence in The Wild Bunch. Explaining the various tricks of the moviemaking trade, Becoming Film Literate offers a crash course in cinema, one designed to give even the novice reader a solid introduction to this complex and multifaceted medium.

Though movies have remained our foremost cultural pastime for over 100 years, many of us still know very little about the tools used to create them. In this groundbreaking new book, Vincent LoBrutto provides an enjoyable and accessible education in the art of cinema: using 50 landmark films spanning the history of the medium, LoBrutto illustrates such important concepts as editing, production design, cinematography, sound, screen acting, narrative structure, and various genres, nationalities, and film eras. Each concept is illustrated by the selection of a film that epitomizes its use, so that readers will learn about film authorship in Citizen Kane, multiplot narrative in Nashville, widescreen filmmaking in Rebel without a Cause, and screen violence in The Wild Bunch.

Providing a unique opportunity to become acquainted with important movies and the elements of their greatness, Becoming Film Literate offers a crash course in cinema, one designed to give even the novice reader a solid introduction to this complex and multifaceted medium.

 

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In his latest book, film teacher and scholar LoBrutto provides 50 short essays on 50 (mostly) great films as a primer for novice enthusiasts seeking to enrich their critical appreciation of cinema ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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Amores Perros
1
Annie Hall
7
Apocalypse Now
14
LAvventura
20
The Battleship Potemkin
26
The Bicycle Thief
33
Blade Runner
39
Blue Velvet
46
Man with a Movie Camera
190
Metropolis
196
Nanook of the North
203
Nashville
209
On the Waterfront
215
The Passion of Joan of Arc
222
Psycho
229
Raging Bull
236

Bonnie and Clyde
53
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
60
Casablanca
67
Un Chien Andalou
77
Citizen Kane
84
The Crowd
92
The Decalogue
98
Dog Star Man
107
Do the Right Thing
114
Double Indemnity
122
129
Fantasia
136
42nd Street
144
The French Connection
151
The General
158
Intolerance
164
Jules and Jim
170
Lawrence of Arabia
176
The Manchurian Candidate
183
Rashomon
243
Rebel Without a Cause
249
La Ronde
255
Rules of the Game
261
Salesman
267
The Searchers
273
Se7en
280
The Seventh Seal
286
Shock Corridor
292
Star Wars Episode IIAttack of the Clones
298
The Thin Blue Line
305
2001 A Space Odyssey
312
Weekend
319
The Wild Bunch
326
A Woman Under the Influence
333
Glossary
341
Bibliography
349
Index
371
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Vincent LoBrutto is an instructor of editing, production design, and cinema studies at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He is the author of Stanley Kubrick: A Biography, as well as such books as Selected Takes: Film Editors on Editing (Praeger, 1991), By Design: Interviews with Film Production Designers (Praeger, 1992), and The Encyclopedia of American Independent Filmmaking (Greenwood, 2002). A member of American Cinema Editors, LoBrutto is the assistant editor of CinemaEditor and a contributing author to American Cinematographer and Films in Review.

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