Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson’s Film Art has been the most productive-selling and most widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. Taking a skills-centered approach supported by examples from many periods and countries, the authors lend a hand students develop a core set of analytical skills so as to enrich their working out of any film, in any genre. In-depth examples deepen students’ appreciation for how creative choices by filmmakers have an effect on what viewers experience and how they respond.
Film Art is generously illustrated with more than 1,000 frame enlargements taken instantly from completed films, providing concrete illustrations of key concepts. In conjunction with up to date examples and expanded coverage of digital filmmaking, the tenth edition also offers Connect for Film Art, a digital solution that comes with multimedia tutorials In conjunction with internet-based assignment and assessment tools.