Preface: What This Book Is-and What It's NotIntroduction: Representation and Reality1. Mise-en-Scene: Within the Image What Is Mise-en-Scene? The Shot Subject-Camera Distance-Why It Matters Camera Angle Space and Time on Film Composition Study Guide: Analyzing the Shot by Writing about the Image 2. Mise-en-Scene: Camera Movement Mobile Framing Types of Camera Movement Editing within the Shot Space and Movement Study Guide: Analyzing Camera Movement3. Mise-en-Scene: Cinematography Motion Picture Photography Aspect Ratio: From 1:33 to Widescreen Aspect Ratio: Form and Meaning Lighting Three-Point Lighting Film Stocks: Super 8 to 70mm to Video Black, White, Gray, and Color A Word or Two about Lenses Study Guide: Analyzing Cinematography4. Editing: From Shot to Shot Transitions Montage The Kuleshov Experiment Continuity Editing The 180-Degree System Shot/Reverse-Shot Pattern Study Guide: Analyzing Shot-to-Shot Editing5. Sound A Very Short History of Film Sound Recording, Rerecording, Editing, and Mixing Analytical Categories of Film Sound Sound and Space Study Guide: Hearing Sound, Analyzing Sound6. Narrative: From Scene to Scene Narrative Structure Story and Plot Scenes and Sequences Transitions from Scene to Scene Character, Desire, and Conflict Analyzing Conflict Study Guide: Analyzing Scene-to-Scene Editing7. From Screenplay to Film Deeper into Narrative Structure Screenwriting: The Three Act Structure Segmentation: Form Segmentation: Meaning by A Segmentation of Inside Man Study Guide: Story Analysis and Segmentation8. Filmmakers Film-a Director's Art? Authorship The Auteur Theory The Producer's Role Teamwork Study Guide: The Problem of Attribution9. Performance Performance as an Element of Mise-en-Scene Acting Styles Stars and Character Actors Type and Stereotype Women as Types Acting in-and on-Film Publicity: Extra-Filmic Meaning Study Guide: Analyzing Acting10. Genre What Is a Genre? Conventions, Repetitions, and Variations A Brief Taxonomy of Two Film Genres-the Western and the Horror Film Genre: The Semantic/Syntactic Approach Film Noir: A Case Study Film Noir: A Brief History Study Guide: Genre Analysis for the Introductory Student11. Special Effects Beyond the Ordinary Optical and Mechanical Special Effects Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) Study Guide: Effects and Meaning12. Putting It Together: A Model 8- to 10-Page Paper How This Chapter Works Introducing Tyler, by Robert PaulsonGlossaryAcknowledgmentsIndex
Ed Sikov has taught at Haverford College, Colorado College, and Columbia University. He is the author of seven books, including On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder, Dark Victory: The Life of Bette Davis, Mr. Strangelove: A Biography of Peter Sellers, and Laughing Hysterically: American Screen Comedy of the 1950s. He lives in New York City.
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