A History of Narrative Film

This volume combines a comprehensive and chronologically organized film history with an introduction to the theory and aesthetics of the cinema.

Author: David A. Cook

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 0393955532

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 981

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This volume combines a comprehensive and chronologically organized film history with an introduction to the theory and aesthetics of the cinema. The focus of the book is the study of motion pictures as the complex product of both institutional forces - economic, technological, social and political - and individual artistic vision.

A History of Narrative Film

THE SOUND FILM AND THE AMERICAN STUDIO SYSTEM 179 New Genres and Old 179 Studio Politics and the Production Code 182 The Structure of the Studio System 185 • MGM 185 • Paramount 187 • Warner Bros. 187 • 20th Century–Fox 187 • RKO 189 ...

Author: David A. Cook

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393920093

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 845

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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.

The Woman s Film of the 1940s

This book explores the relationship among gender, desire, and narrative in 1940s woman’s films which negotiate the terrain between public history and private experience.

Author: Alison L. McKee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135053703

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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This book explores the relationship among gender, desire, and narrative in 1940s woman’s films which negotiate the terrain between public history and private experience. The woman’s film and other form of cinematic melodrama have often been understood as positioning themselves outside history, and this book challenges and modifies that understanding, contextualizing the films it considers against the backdrop of World War II. In addition, in paying tribute to and departing from earlier feminist formulations about gendered spectatorship in cinema, McKee argues that such models emphasized a masculine-centered gaze at the inadvertent expense of understanding other possible modes of identification and gender expression in classical narrative cinema. She proposes ways of understanding gender and narrative based in part on literary narrative theory and ultimately works toward a notion of an androgynous spectatorship and mode of interpretation in the 1940s woman’s film.

D W Griffith and the Origins of American Narrative Film

1 Theory and History : Narrative Discourse and the Narrator System С AN FILM theory and film history interact in a treatment of a specific historical series of films ? Because my intention is to deal with Griffith's Biograph films as ...

Author: Tom Gunning

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 025206366X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

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Civil Servants on the Silver Screen

... as a factor in determining a film's rating (Giglio, 82). 52. Haas, Christensen, and Haas, Projecting Politics, 154. 53. Haas, Christensen, and Haas, Projecting Politics, 170. 54. David A. Cook, A History of Narrative Film (New York.

Author: Michelle C. Pautz

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498539135

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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This book demonstrates how government bureaucracy is portrayed in the top ten box office grossing films from 2000–2015. Perhaps unsurprisingly, government is generally portrayed poorly, but individual government bureaucrats are typically depicted positively.

Blurred Boundaries

even as he also acknowledges that " The Eisenstein films break all the rules of narrative construction . ... David Cook , in A History of Narrative Film ( New York : Norton , 1981 ) , also treats Eisenstein as though he were a part of ...

Author: Bill Nichols

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253209005

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

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Blurred Boundaries explores decisive moments when the traditional boundaries of fiction/nonfiction, truth and falsehood blur. Nichols argues that a history of social representation in film, television and video requires an understanding of the fate of both contemporary and older work. Traditionally, film history and cultural studies sought to place films in a historical context. Nichols proposes a new goal: to examine how specific works, old and new, promote or suppress a sense of historical consciousness. Examining work from Eisenstein's Strike to the Rodney King videotape, Nichols interrelates issues of formal structure, viewer response and historical consciousness. Simultaneously, Blurred Boundaries radically alters the interpretive frameworks offered by neo-formalism and psychoanalysis: Comprehension itself becomes a social act of transformative understanding rather than an abstract mental process while the use of psychoanalytic terms like desire, lack, or paranoia to make social points metaphorically yields to a vocabulary designed expressly for historical interpretation such as project, intentionality and the social imaginary. An important departure from prevailing trends in many fields, Blurred Boundaries offers new directions for the study of visual culture.

Expressionist Film

David Robinson , Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari ( London : British Film Institute , 1997 ) , 39 . Rudolf Kurtz , Expressionismus und Film ( Berlin : Verlag der ... David Cook , A History of Narrative Film ( New York : Norton , 1981 ) .

Author: Dietrich Scheunemann

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 157113350X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 302

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New essays by leading scholars giving a new picture of the variety of German expressionist cinema.

An Introduction to Film Analysis

New to this edition is a third section featuring several in-depth analyses of films to put into practice what comes before: The Birds, The Shining, Vagabond, In the Mood for Love, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.

Author: Michael Ryan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501318559

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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An Introduction to Film Analysis is designed to introduce students to filmmaking techniques while also providing an invaluable guide to film interpretation. It takes readers step by step through: -the basic technical terms -shot-by-shot analyses of film sequences -set design, composition, editing, camera work, post-production, art direction and more -each chapter provides clear examples and full colour images from classic as well as contemporary films Ryan and Lenos's updated edition introduces students to the different kinds of lenses and their effects, the multiple possibilities of lighting, and the way post-production modifies images through such processes as saturation and desaturation. Students will learn to ask why the camera is placed where it is, why an edit occurs where it does, or why the set is designed in a certain way. The second section of the book focuses on critical analysis, introducing students to the various approaches to film, from psychology to history, with new analysis on postcolonial, transnational and Affect Theory. New to this edition is a third section featuring several in-depth analyses of films to put into practice what comes before: The Birds, The Shining, Vagabond, In the Mood for Love, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.

Film and History

There are two excellent (and more recent) synoptic scholarly histories in David A. Cook, A History of Narrative Film (New York: W. W. Norton, 1981 and later editions), and Kristin Thompson and David Bordwell, Film History: An ...

Author: James Chapman

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137367327

Category: History

Page: 192

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Film is the pre-eminent mass medium of the modern age. It is a valuable source of evidence for the study of both the past and the contemporary world, and is a social practice that has affected the lives of millions. How can historians engage with this important and influential medium? Written for both students and teachers, Film and History: • provides a concise, accessible introduction to the use of film in historical enquiry and a summary of the main theoretical debates • charts the development of film history as a subject area and a discipline in its own right • considers different approaches to film history, including film as an art form, as ideology, as a historical source, and as a social practice • includes case studies to ground discussion of theories and approaches in specific examples. Wide-ranging and authoritative, Film and History equips students with the methods both to analyse film texts and to understand the place of film in history and culture.