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Title:
Understanding movies the art and history of film
ISBN:
9781436141666

9781436141673
Publication Information:
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2008.
Physical Description:
7 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (80 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.)
General Note:
Compact disc.

Accompanying course guide includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
The origins of cinema and the grammar of film -- Film imagery and the theory of montage -- Storytelling in the 1930s and Stagecoach -- Citizen Kane: an American masterpiece -- World War II and the cinema of community: Casablanca; Now, voyager; and It's a wonderful life -- Noir and neorealism: Bicycle thieves and On the waterfront -- Love and the mirror of death: Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo -- Widescreen: The world writ large and intimate: The Apartment -- The new wave in France: The 400 blows and Week-end -- The American new wave I: Politics and family: The godfather -- The American new wave II: The social canvas: Nashville -- The rule of the blockbuster: Star wars and Raiders of the lost ark -- Gender, race and the varieties of cinematic experience: Vagabond, Do the right thing, and Lone star -- The contemporary maverick: Goodfellas, Million dollar baby, Persepolis.
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Summary:
This course covers the history and aesthetics of the movies. It traces the experiments and innovations that gave rise to the modern cinema, developing a vocabulary that helps explain the variety of choices filmmakers make when they construct shots and edit them together.
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Understanding Movies: The Art and History of Films