The perfect concise guide to the formal analysis of film. Designed
to be used by readers at many levels of knowledge, this book moves
systematically through the elements that make up most films,
focusing on aspects of the art of cinema that are common across
history and national cinemas.From form and narrative to
mise-en-scene and cinematography to editing and sound, Robert
Spadoni introduces and explains the principles and conventions of
film in engaging, straightforward language. In addition to
illustrating film techniques with almost 200 images most of them in
color the book explains ways to find patterns and meaning in films
through such concepts as motifs, development, and
motivation.Thumbnail readings of exemplary films further lay out
the essentials of formal analysis. Film illustrations include frame
enlargements from "Stagecoach, Psycho, Jeepers Creepers,
Persepolis, Groundhog Day, Take Shelter, " and more. Modestly
priced and packed with images, "A Pocket Guide to Analyzing Films"
is ideal for students in a wide range of film courses who are
looking for an easy-to-read guide to film analysis to accompany and
enhance their course materials."
University of California Press
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