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The film handbook. [Reference and Research Book News]

October 1, 2013

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ISBN: 9780415557603

TITLE: The film handbook.

AUTHOR: De Valk, Mark and Sarah Arnold.

PUBLISHER: Routledge

PUBLISH DATE: 2013

PAGES: 323

PRICE: $120.00

BINDING: Hardcover

SERIES: Media practice

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION: PN1995

REVIEW: Written as a tool for film students to draw upon throughout their studies, this handbook by De Valk (film and television studies, Southampton Solent U., England) and Arnold (film and digital media, U. College Falmouth, England) highlights key elements of understanding and making film. Chapters are included on: developing mise en scene; directing the actor; cinematography; sound; editing; spectatorship and audience; "reading the screen" through film theory; formalism and realism as modes of practice; genre; experimentation and the short-film format; working with non-professional actors; the avant-garde, subtext, and symbolism; documentary as resistance; screenwriting; soundtracks; technology and the digital film; post-film production, distribution, and consumption in the digital age; and mapping a career path. ((C) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

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