Bordwell, David.

Film art : an introduction / David Bordwell [and] Kristin Thompson. - 8th ed. , Electronic text data and programs. - Boston ; London : McGraw-Hill, c2008. - xxiii, 505 p. : ill. col. ; 29 cm.

Online version:
Bordwell, David.
Film art.
Boston : McGraw Hill, c2008
(OCoLC)707369174

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Film as art : Creativity, technology and business --
The significance of film form --
Narrative as a formal system --
The Shot: Mise-en-scene --
The Shot: Cinematography --
The relation of shot to shot editing --
Sound in the cinema --
Summary: Style as a formal system --
Film genres --
Documentary, experimental and animated films --
Film criticism: Sample analyses --
Film art and film history. Table of contents


Film is an art form with a language and an aesthethic all its own. This edition has been re-designed in colour greatly enhancing the text's visual appeal and overall accessibility to today's students. The text is supported by a CD-ROM with video clips, and text-specific website.



9780071101592 0071101594 (McGrawHill International ed.) 9780073265926 (CDROM) 0073265926 (CDROM, McGrawHill International ed.)


Motion pictures--Aesthetics.

791.4301 / BOF 2008

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