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Art History for Filmmakers: The Art of Visual Storytelling (Required Reading Range)Since cinema’s earliest days, literary adaptation has provided the movies with stories; and so we use literary terms like metaphor, metonymy and synedoche to describe visual things. But there is another way of looking at film, and that is through its relationship with the visual arts – mainly painting, the oldest of the art forms. Art History for Filmmakers is an inspiring guide to how images from art can be used by filmmakers to establish period detail, and to teach composition, color theory …

Cinema and History: The Telling of Stories (Short Cuts)With its unparalleled capacity for realism, cinema seems uniquely positioned to bring history to life for a mass audience. Whether retelling stories about past events or reflecting more contemporary issues, cinema has been arguably the primary source of historical knowledge for many people from its earliest years right up to the present. This volume examines some of the key historical issues raised by popular film, including  what film might tell us about the past, the reliability of movies as …

Narrated Films: Storytelling Situations in Cinema HistoryIn Narrated Films, Avrom Fleishman explores the distinctive literary techniques often used by filmmakers to tell their stories. Through close viewings of ingeniously paired films, Fleishman documents five narrational practices in the cinema: voice-over ( Orpheus and Sunset Boulevard); dramatized narration, in which the film is a story that one character tells another ( The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Hiroshima Mon Amour); multiple narration, in which a number of characters tell the story that…

Gay Identity, New Storytelling and The MediaThis critical introduction to gay and lesbian identity within the media explores the concept of ‘new storytelling’. The case studies look at film, television and online media, focusing on the narrative potential of individual storytellers who, as producers, writers and performers, challenge identity concerns and offer new expressions of liberty….

Fascinating Facts About Classic MoviesFascinating Facts About Classic Movies is guaranteed to satisfy any movie buff. It’s filled with unintended consequences that were turned into cinematic gold, and great behind-the-scenes details about unforgettable films like Gone With The Wind, Citizen Kane, The Wizard of Oz, Titanic, The Godfather, and many others. Inside, you’ll discover:What infamous movie line came from a Bruce Springsteen concert.Which actor had to leave the The Wizard of Oz due to an allergic reaction to the makeup.How Al…

Narrated Films: Storytelling Situations in Cinema HistoryIn Narrated Films, Avrom Fleishman explores the distinctive literary techniques often used by filmmakers to tell their stories. Through close viewings of ingeniously paired films, Fleishman documents five narrational practices in the cinema: voice-over (Orpheus and Sunset Boulevard); dramatized narration, in which the film is a story that one character tells another (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Hiroshima Mon Amour); multiple narration, in which a number of characters tell the story that is t…

Telling October: Memory and the Making of the Bolshevik RevolutionAll revolutionary regimes seek to legitimize themselves through foundation narratives that, told and retold, become constituent parts of the social fabric, erasing or pushing aside alternative histories. Frederick C. Corney draws on a wide range of sources―archives, published works, films―to explore the potent foundation narrative of Russia’s Great October Socialist Revolution. He shows that even as it fought a bloody civil war with the forces that sought to displace it, the Bolshevik regime…

Sex and Storytelling in Modern Cinema: Explicit Sex, Performance and Cinematic TechniqueWith full-frontal genitalia, erections, even actual sex featuring increasingly in films, this explicitness in presentation has caused critical consternation and accusations that such film narratives are pornographic. This book explores how, rather than being pornographic, explicit sex can be an essential element of cinematic storytelling today. Offering detailed analysis of how choices are made in the presentation of explicit sex in often very controversial films, such as Shame, Baise-Moi, Antic…

Bringing History to Life through Film: The Art of Cinematic Storytelling (Film and History)Whether re-creating an actual event or simply being set in a bygone era, films have long taken liberties with the truth. While some members of the audience can appreciate a movie without being distracted by historical inaccuracies, other viewers are more discerning. From revered classics like Gone with the Wind to recent award winners like Argo, Hollywood films often are taken to task for their loose adherence to the facts. But what obligation do filmmakers have to the truth when trying to creat…