Overhearing Film Dialogue

Overhearing Film Dialogue

Overhearing Film Dialogue
Publisher: University of California Press | ISBN: 0520221389 | edition 2000 | PDF | 335 pages | 13,6 mb

Since the birth of cinema, film has been lauded as a visual rather than a verbal medium; this sentiment was epitomized by John Ford's assertion in 1964 that, "When a motion picture is at its best, it is long on action and short on dialogue." Little serious work has been done on the subject of film dialogue, yet what characters say and how they say it has been crucial to our experience and understanding of every film since the coming of sound. Through informative discussions of dozens of classic and contemporary films–from Bringing Up Baby to Terms of Endearment, from Stagecoach to Reservoir Dogs–this lively book provides the first full-length study of the use of dialogue in American film.
Sarah Kozloff shows why dialogue has been neglected in the analysis of narrative film and uncovers the essential contributions dialogue makes to a film's development and impact. She uses narrative theory and drama theory to analyze the functions that dialogue typically serves in a film.
The second part of the book is a comprehensive discussion of the role and nature of dialogue in four film genres: westerns, screwball comedies, gangster films, and melodramas. Focusing on topics such as class and ethnic dialects, censorship, and the effect of dramatic irony, Kozloff provides an illuminating new perspective on film genres.

Thelma & Louise Live!: The Cultural Afterlife of an American Film

Thelma & Louise Live!: The Cultural Afterlife of an American Film

Thelma & Louise Live!: The Cultural Afterlife of an American Film by Bernie Cook
Publisher: University of Texas Press | Number Of Pages: 224 | Publication Date: 2007-10-15 | ISBN-10: 0292714661 | PDF | 4 Mb

When they floored their Thunderbird off a cliff rather than surrender to the law, Thelma and Louise became icons of female rebellion, provoking strong reactions from viewers who felt either empowered or outraged by the duo's transgressions of women's traditional roles. The 1991 film quickly became—and continues to be—a potent cultural reference point, even inspiring a bumper sticker that declares, "Thelma & Louise Live!"
In this insightful study of Thelma & Louise, six noted film scholars investigate the initial reception and ongoing impact of this landmark film. The writers consider Thelma & Louise from a variety of perspectives, turning attention to the film's promotion and audience response over time; to theories of comedy and the role of laughter in the film; to the film's soundtrack and score; to the performances of stars Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis; to the emergence of Brad Pitt as a star and male sex object; and to the film's place in the history of road and crime film genres. Complementing the scholarly analysis is an in-depth interview of screenwriter Callie Khouri by editor Bernie Cook, as well as reviews of Thelma & Louise that appeared in U.S. News & World Report and Time.

Film Industry Contracts


Film Industry Contracts

John W. Cones - Film Industry Contracts
1993 | ISBN: 1890431002 | John W. Cones - Film Industry Contracts | PDF | Eng. | 645 pages | RAR 32.1 Mb 3% Recovery

In the past seven years, I have made lecture presentations relating to film finance and distribution topics some 127 times to audiences which in the aggregate totaled in excess of 3,000 people. These seminar presentations were sponsored by such film industry organizations as the American Film Institute, the USC TV-Cinema Alumni Association, the UCLA graduate level Independent Producer's Program, the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management's Entertainment Section, UCLA Extension, Loyola Marymount Continuing Education, Cinetex and Cinewomen. Typically, these lecture audiences include producers, attomeys, screenwriters, executive producers, line producers, directors, distributors, bankers, broker/dealers, investment bankers, recent film school graduates and others seeking specific information or a general overview about film finance and distribution. One of the things that comes along with that much contact with so many people at different levels in the film industry is that I get questions and feedback from the audience. One of the most persistent inquiries over the years has been "Where can I get an example of a particular type of film industry agreement?" This book has been compiled and edited to answer that question.

Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film (worths US$ 190)

Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film (worths US$ 190)

Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film (worths US$ 190)
704 pages | Publisher: Routledge | 1st edition December 3, 2008 | ISBN: 0415771668 | Rapidshare | 6.5 MB

"The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film" is the first comprehensive volume to explore the main themes, topics, thinkers and issues in philosophy and film. The "Companion" features sixty specially commissioned chapters from international scholars and is divided into four clear parts: issues and concepts; authors and trends; genres; and, film as philosophy.Part one is a comprehensive section examining key concepts, including chapters on acting, censorship, character, depiction, ethics, genre, interpretation, narrative, reception and spectatorship and style. Part two covers authors and scholars of film and significant theories Part three examines genres such as documentary, experimental cinema, horror, comedy and tragedy. Part four includes chapters on key directors such as Tarkovsky, Bergman and Terrence Malick and on particular films including "Memento". Each chapter includes a section of annotated further reading and is cross-referenced to related entries. "The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film" is essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy of film, aesthetics and film and cinema studies.

Classics in Film and Fiction (Film/Fiction)

Classics in Film and Fiction (Film/Fiction)

Classics in Film and Fiction (Film/Fiction) By Deborah Cartmell, I.Q. Hunter, Heidi Kaye, Imelda Whelehan
Publisher: Pluto Press 2000 | 176 Pages | ISBN: 0745315887 | PDF | 1 MB

The contributors to this volume negotiate the notion of a ‘classic’ in film and fiction, exploring the growing interface and the blurring of boundaries between literature and film. Taking the problematic term 'classic' as its focus, the contributors consider both canonical literary and film texts, questioning whether classic status in one domain transfers it to another….

The Encyclopedia of Novels into Film (Facts on File Film Reference Library)

The Encyclopedia of Novels into Film (Facts on File Film Reference Library)

The Encyclopedia of Novels into Film (Facts on File Film Reference Library) By John C. Tibbetts, James M. Welsh
Publisher: Facts on File 2005-02 | 586 Pages | ISBN: 0816054495 | PDF | 11 MB

Completely revised and updated, The Encyclopedia of Novels into Film, Second Edition provides a comprehensive, in-depth look at more than 300 American and foreign novels and their film adaptations. Edited and written by two renowned film scholars, with contributions from more than 70 top experts in the field, this engaging reference explores both the popular and lesser-known films that have come to define this genre…

The 'I' of the Camera: Essays in Film Criticism, History, and Aesthetics (Cambridge Studies in Film) (repost)

The 'I' of the Camera: Essays in Film Criticism, History, and Aesthetics (Cambridge Studies in Film) (repost)

The 'I' of the Camera: Essays in Film Criticism, History, and Aesthetics (Cambridge Studies in Film) by William Rothman
English | ISBN: 0521820227 | edition 2003 | PDF | 425 pages | 35,7 mb

Originally published in 1988, The "I" of the Camera has become a classic in the literature of film. This second edition includes fourteen new essays, as well as a new foreword. Offering alternatives to the viewing and criticism of film, William Rothman challenges readers to think about film in adventurous ways that are more open to our experience of movies.

Blickpunkt Film - Numbers 35-36-37-38 2013

Blickpunkt Film - Numbers 35-36-37-38 2013

Blickpunkt Film - Numbers 35-36-37-38 2013
German | 74+40+62+78 pages | 4 True PDF | 25.52 MB

Blickpunkt Film - 26 August 2013 (N°35), Blickpunkt Film - 02 September 2013 (N°36), Blickpunkt Film - 09 September 2013 (N°37) and Blickpunkt Film - 16 September 2013 (N°38).

Film, Form and Phantasy: Adrian Stokes and Film Aesthetics (Repost)

Film, Form and Phantasy: Adrian Stokes and Film Aesthetics (Repost)

M. O'Pray, "Film, Form and Phantasy: Adrian Stokes and Film Aesthetics"
2004 | pages: 252 | ISBN: 0333537629 | PDF | 1,5 mb

Basics Film-Making 04: The Language of Film

Basics Film-Making 04: The Language of Film

Basics Film-Making 04: The Language of Film by John Marland, Robert Edgar-Hunt and Steven Rawle
English | 2010 | ISBN: 2940411271 | ISBN-13: 9782940411276 | 192 pages | PDF | 17,3 MB

Basics Film-Making: The Language of Film explores the means by which film communicates meaning to its audience. Despite the fact that most films are a mosaic of fractured images and fragmented narratives, we have little problem piecing them together into a complete, meaningful sequence.

The Film Encyclopedia - The Complete Guide to Film and the Film Industry (7th Edition)

The Film Encyclopedia - The Complete Guide to Film and the Film Industry (7th Edition)

The Film Encyclopedia - The Complete Guide to Film and the Film Industry (7th Edition) by Ephraim Katz, Ronald Dean Nolen
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0062026151 | 1616 pages | EPUB | 7,4 MB

The History Of Indian Film Music

The History Of Indian Film Music

Rajiv Vijaykar, "The History Of Indian Film Music"
Publisher: Times Group Books | English | 2010-01-01 | ISBN: 818990681X | 133 pages | PDF | 25,9 MB

Do you know anything about a 1940s film called Ek Thi Ladki? Okay heres help…remember the song Lara lappa sung by Lata Mangeshkar! Does that ring a bell? That's the power of film music. You may have never seen a film may not remember its name or cast but its melodious tracks are something you'll instantly relate to. There have been instances when a film became a hit just due to its rich music, never-mind a lousy storyline. It's a rule before a film comes its music. And if the music can woo your audience there's no looking back.

Blickpunkt Film - Numbers 09-10-11-12-13 2013

Blickpunkt Film - Numbers 09-10-11-12-13 2013

Blickpunkt Film - Numbers 09-10-11-12-13 2013
German | 77+63+58+70+58 pages | 5 True PDF | 35.08 MB

Blickpunkt Film - 25 February 2013 (N°09), Blickpunkt Film - 04 March 2013 (N°10), Blickpunkt Film - 11 March 2013 (N°11), Blickpunkt Film - 18 March 2013 (N°12) and Blickpunkt Film - 25 March 2013 (N°13).

'All Quiet On the Western Front': The Story of a Film [Repost]

'All Quiet On the Western Front': The Story of a Film [Repost]

'All Quiet On the Western Front': The Story of a Film (British Film Guides) by Andrew Kelly
May 3, 2002 | ISBN: 1860646565 | Pages: 212 | PDF | 7 MB

Published to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Erich Maria Remarque this is an account of the making of his novel. When published in 1928, the book transformed the popular image of war; the film, directed by Lewis Milestone, was released the following year and was instantly acclaimed a classic. It remains the quintessential view of World War I and of the brutality and waste of war. Like the novel the film was censored. Andrew Kelly covers the film’s origins and production, and its fortunes on and after release. It is illustrated with scenes from the film and contains extensive extracts from the screenplays.

World Film Locations: Helsinki (Intellect Books - World Film Locations)

World Film Locations: Helsinki (Intellect Books - World Film Locations)

World Film Locations: Helsinki (Intellect Books - World Film Locations) by Pietari Kääpä
English | Feb. 15, 2013 | ISBN: 1841507229 | 111 Pages | PDF | 5.97 MB

Part of Intellect’s World Film Locations series, World Film Locations: Helsinki explores the relationship between the city, cinema, and Finnish cultural history.

Ethnographic Film

Ethnographic Film

Ethnographic Film
Karl G. Heider | ISBN: 0292714580 | PDF | 181 pages | 2006 | 1 MB

Ethnographic Film can rightly be considered a film primer for anthropologists." Choice "This is an interesting and useful book about what it means to be ethnographic and how this might affect ethnographic filmmaking for the better. It obviously belongs in all departments of anthropology, and most ethnographic filmmakers will want to read it.

In this new edition, Karl G. Heider thoroughly updates Ethnographic Film to reflect developments in the field over the three decades since its publication, focusing on the work of four seminal filmmakers—Jean Rouch, John Marshall, Robert Gardner, and Timothy Asch. He begins with an introduction to ethnographic film and a history of the medium. He then considers many attributes of ethnographic film, including the crucial need to present "whole acts," "whole bodies," "whole interactions," and "whole people" to preserve the integrity of the cultural context.

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

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

Closely Watched Films: An Introduction to the Art of Narrative Film Technique by Marilyn Fabe
Publisher: University of California Press; 1 edition (August 2, 2004) | ISBN-10: 0520238621 | PDF | 3 Mb | 297 pages

How do films work? How do they tell a story? How do they move us and make us think? Through detailed examinations of passages from classic films, Marilyn Fabe supplies the analytic tools and background in film history and theory to enable us to see more in every film we watch. Ranging from D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation to Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, and ending with an epilogue on digital media, Closely Watched Films focuses on exemplary works of fourteen film directors whose careers together span the history of the narrative film. Lively and down-to-earth, this concise introduction provides a broad, complete, and yet specific picture of visual narrative techniques that will increase readers' excitement about and knowledge of the possibilities of the film medium.

History on Film/Film on History (repost)

History on Film/Film on History (repost)

Robert Rosenstone, "History on Film/Film on History"
English | ISBN-10: 0582505844 | March 17, 2006 | PDF | 200 pages | 27,8 mb

To deal with film is to deal with a historical game pretty much outside the control of historians.This book provides a broad historical and theoretical overview to the rapidly growing field of history and film.

Overtones and Undertones: Reading Film Music

Overtones and Undertones: Reading Film Music

Overtones and Undertones: Reading Film Music by Royal S. Brown
University of California Press | October 18, 1994 | English | ISBN: 0520085442 | 396 pages | PDF | 4 MB

Since the days of silent films, music has been integral to the cinematic experience, serving, variously, to allay audiences' fears of the dark and to heighten a film's emotional impact. Yet viewers are often unaware of its presence. In this bold, insightful book, film and music scholar and critic Royal S. Brown invites readers not only to "hear" the film score, but to understand it in relation to what they "see."

43 Ways to Finance Your Feature Film: A Comprehensive Analysis of Film Finance

43 Ways to Finance Your Feature Film: A Comprehensive Analysis of Film Finance

43 Ways to Finance Your Feature Film: A Comprehensive Analysis of Film Finance by John W. Cones
English | Mar 6, 2008 | ISBN: 0809326930 | 384 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

John W. Cones has updated his now classic 43 Ways to Finance Your Feature Film: A Comprehensive Analysis of Film Finance with a substantially reorganized and expanded third edition.