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Title Reading the silver screen : a film lover's guide to decoding the art form that moves / Thomas C. Foster.
Author Foster, Thomas C., author.
Publication New York : Harper Perennial, 2016.
Edition First edition.
Description xlvii, 344 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Call # 791 F
Contents Seeing is believing -- The camera does the thinking for us -- Shot, scene, sequence! -- Silence is golden -- In between the dark and the light -- Image is everything -- Near and far -- Art without color -- What happens during popcorn time -- Whose story is it? What what's his story? -- How many heads--and where are they? -- In the frame -- Highly generic -- Novels into films -- Movie magic -- You can't step into the same movies twice -- Listen to the music -- Figuratively speaking -- Masters of all that they survey -- Masters of all that they survey -- Put it to the test.
Summary "No art form is as instantly and continuously gratifying as film. When the house lights go down and the lion roars, we settle in to be shocked, frightened, elated, moved, and thrilled. We expect magic. While were being exhilarated and terrified, our minds are also processing data of all sortsvisual, linguistic, auditory, spatialto collaborate in the construction of meaning. Thomas C. Fosters Reading the Silver Screen will show movie buffs, students of film, and even aspiring screenwriters and directors how to transition from merely being viewers to becoming accomplished readers of this great medium. Beginning with the grammar of film, Foster demonstrates how every art form has a grammar, a set of practices and if-then propositions that amount to rules. He goes on to explain how the language of film enables movies to communicate the purpose behind their stories and the messages they are striving to convey to audiences by following and occasionally breaking these rules. In Reading the Silver Screen, readers will gain the expertise and confidence to glean all they can from the movies they love,"
Subject Performing arts.
Motion pictures.
ISBN 9780062113399

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