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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 37.95
The short film is a unique narrative art form that, while lending itself to experimentation, requires tremendous discipline in following traditional filmic considerations. This book takes the student and novice screenwriter through the storytelling process- from conception, to visualization, to dramatization, to characterization and dialogue- and teaches... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95
Unique among directing books, Film Directing Fundamentals provides a clear-cut methodology for translating a script to the screen. Using the script as a blueprint, Proferes leads the reader through specific techniques to analyze and translate its components into a visual story. A sample screenplay is included that explicates the techniques. The book... more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76
This engaging, deeply researched study provides the richest and most nuanced picture we have to date of cinema?both movies and movie-going?in the early 1910s. At the same time, it makes clear the profound relationship between early cinema and the construction of a national identity in this important transitional period in the United States. Richard... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95
Praise for New Documentary : 'It's refreshing to find a book that cuts through the tired old debates that have surrounded documentary film and television. It heralds a welcome new approach.' Sight and Sound 'Documentary practice changes so fast that books on the subject are often out of date before they are published. Bruzzi's achievement... more...
- Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69
This is the second volume of Thomas Cripps's definitive history of African-Americans in Hollywood, covering the period from World War II through the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Examining this period through the prism of popular culture, Making Movies Black shows how movies anticipated America's changing ideas about race. Cripps contends... more...
- Intellect Books Ltd 2006; US$ 32.00
Werner Schroeter is one of the most important and influential directors of the New German Cinema, yet discussion of his films within film theory has been intermittent and un-sustained. This book provides a long-overdue introduction to Schroeter?s visually lavish, idiosyncratic and conceptually rich cinema, situating its emergence within the context... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95
Historical film has been an important genre since the earliest silent films. The French Revolution, the American Civil War, the conquest of the New World, World War II--all have been repeatedly represented in film. But how do we distinguish between fictionalized spectacle and authentic historical representation? Writing History in Film sets out... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95
Alternative Scriptwriting 4E is an insightful and inspiring book on screenwriting concerned with challenging you to take creative risks with genre, tone, character, and structure. Concerned with exploring alternative approaches beyond the traditional three-act structure, Alternative Scriptwriting first defines conventional approach, suggests alternatives,... more...
- Routledge 2006; US$ 25.95
Investigates the contemporary film actress both as an artist and as an ideological construct. This book examines the major issues in studying film acting, stardom, and the Hollywood actress. It combines theories of screen acting and of film stardom, and presents a synthesis of methodologies. It offers a fresh approach to these subjects of study. more...