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ERIC Number: ED056508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 190
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Exploring the Film.
Kuhns, William; Stanley, Robert
The purpose of film study is defined here in the words of D. W. Griffiths: "My goal is above all to make you see." This book is intended to be used as a text in a film study course. It traces the development of films from a scientific curiosity through silent films to modern wide screen productions. A comic strip is used to demonstrate the effect of camera angles on the film's impact. The use of motion and sound are described in relation to their contribution to the film as a whole. A section on characters in films includes a discussion of "non-people characters," such as houses and landscapes. The differences and similarities between stage drama and drama on film are explained. The techniques of fiction films and documentaries are discussed, and the communication value of films is explored. The place of film criticism and relationship between films and television is covered. A final chapter gives "how-to-do-it" details for a student-made film. (JY)
Pflaum/Standard, 38 West Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402 ($3.20)
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Note: See also EM009 363, EM 009 364