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Closely Watched Films: An Introduction to the Art of Narrative Film Technique

Marilyn Fabe
Format
Book
Published
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2004.
Language
English
ISBN
0520238621 (cloth : alk. paper), 0520238915 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Table of contents
Contents
  • The beginnings of film narrative: D.W. Griffith's The birth of a nation
  • The art of montage: Sergei Eisenstein's The battleship Potemkin
  • Expressionism and realism in film form: F.W. Murnau's the last laugh and Charles Chaplin's "The adventurer"
  • The conversion to sound and the classical Hollywood film: Howard Hawks'
  • His girl Friday
  • Expressive realism: Orson Welles' Citizen Kane
  • Italian neorealism: Vittorio de Sica's Bicycle thief
  • Auteur theory and the French new wave: françois Truffaut's The 400 blows
  • Hollywood auteur: Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious
  • The European art film: Federico Fellini's 8 1/2
  • Film and postmodernism: Woody Allen's Annie Hall
  • Political cinema: Spike Lee's Do the right thing
  • Feminism and film form: Patricia Rozema's I've heard the mermaids singing
  • Epilogue: digital video and new forms of narrative: Mike Figgis's Time code.
Description
xviii, 279 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-272) and index.
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