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David Bordwell (1947–2024)

Teoksen Film Art: An Introduction tekijä

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David Bordwell is the Jacques Ledoux Professor of Film Studies Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With Kristin Thompson, he is coauthor of Film History: An Introduction and the Film Arts: An Introduction and the blog Observations on Film Art, which can be found at näytä lisää http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog. näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Film Art: An Introduction (1979) 1,323 kappaletta
Film History: An Introduction (1994) — Tekijä — 373 kappaletta
Narration in the Fiction Film (1985) 135 kappaletta
Film Viewers Guide (2003) 79 kappaletta
On the History of Film Style (1997) 74 kappaletta
Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema (1988) 53 kappaletta
Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies (1996) — Toimittaja — 50 kappaletta
The Cinema of Eisenstein (1993) 43 kappaletta
Poetics of Cinema (2007) 39 kappaletta
Reinventing Hollywood (2017) 39 kappaletta

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I first read this book in a much earlier edition, but when I learned that Bordwell died this year, I thought it was time to have another look.
The enlightening discussion of the new tools in the cinematographer’s bag was new since I last read it. I was surprised to learn that film itself still has its uses. Evidently, images involving billions of light-sensitive molecules have not been totally displaced by images made of millions of pixels. The discussion of the CGI techniques used in Gravity was especially helpful.
I also enjoyed the many trips to Bordwell’s blog, which the book encouraged. I do wish, though, that the blog included more links to film clips.
Some things have stayed the same: an insightful, detailed critique of Citizen Kane and an organizational structure that makes it problematic for someone trying to organize a course around it.
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Tom-e | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 1, 2024 |
Readers become accustomed to different forms of narrative as they are introduced in both written works and films. Some techniques start as innovative and modern and become familiar.
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ritaer | 1 muu arvostelu | Dec 17, 2023 |
Movie-goers may enjoy sitting down with David Bordwell’s recent book, Perplexing Plots: Popular Storytelling and the Poetics of Murder(Columbia University Press, 2023). Similarly, devotees of the British Libraries’ Crime Classics series are likely to find Perplexing Plots a fun read. Just how might the structure of Anthony Berkeley’s The Poisoned Chocolates Case be relevant to modern movie-making?

A quick tour of the book’s index indicates an exciting scope of discussion. Yes, there are the standard “brand names” of 100 years of detective fiction – Christie, Chandler, Highsmith, Hammett, etc. – but there are also less well-known creators, such as Barbara Meredith, Richard Hull, and Frances Iles. The same is true of the films mentioned. Bordwell opens with a quick analysis of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, but also discusses directors Alfred Hitchcock and Christopher Nolan. The crossover between modern crime fiction and movie-making is analyzed by a thorough discussion of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling Gone Girl, film and novel.

There are brief obligatory references to film works by Jean Cocteau and Orson Welles, but Bordwell is primarily interested in how creators deliver meaning in the context of popular culture – think multiplex rather than art house. He monitors how creators convey the passage or shift of time, play with points of view,and juxtapose narrative blocks while delivering an immersive experience. Bordwell writes self-deprecatingly that there will be those who find his examination of narrative craftsmanship “plodding” but his prose is entirely accessible to a general readership.

This is one that is highly recommended.
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jillmwo | 1 muu arvostelu | Jul 29, 2023 |
یکی از بهترین کتاب‌هایی که خوندم... یه جوری بود که هیچ احساس کمبودی نمی‌کنی از یه کتاب مرجع و انقدر روون نوشته شده و انقدر خوب با روابط علت و معلولی اجتماعی، سیاسی و تکنولوژی پیش می‌ره که هی جذب می‌شی این کتاب رو ادامه بدی. نمی‌دونم دیوید بوردول و کریستین تامپسن تو عمرشون چه‌قدر کتاب خوندند و فیلم دیدند تا تونستن این کتاب رو بنویسند. خیلی خوشحال شدم که تونستم این کتاب رو بخونم و یه توفیق اجباری شد.… (lisätietoja)
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