On the History of Film Style
Harvard University Press, 1997 - 322 ページ
The study of cinematic style has profoundly shaped our attitude toward movies. Style assigns films to a tradition, distinguishes a classic, and signals the arrival of a pathbreaking innovation. David Bordwell now shows how film scholars have attempted to explain stylistic continuity and change across the history of cinema.
Bordwell scrutinizes the theories of style launched by André Bazin, Noël Burch, and other film historians. In the process he celebrates a century of cinema, integrating discussions of film classics such as The Birth of a Nation and Citizen Kane with analyses of more current box-office successes such as Jaws and The Hunt for Red October. Examining the contributions of both noted and neglected directors, he considers the earliest filmmaking, the accomplishments of the silent era, the development of Hollywood, and the strides taken by European and Asian cinema in recent years.
On the History of Film Style proposes that stylistic developments often arise from filmmakers' search for engaging and efficient solutions to production problems. Bordwell traces this activity across history through a detailed discussion of cinematic staging. Illustrated with more than 400 frame enlargements, this wide-ranging study provides a new lens for viewing cinema.
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Review: On the History of Film Styleユーザー レビュー - Goodreads
This is a somewhat difficult book to explain, as well as a brilliantly dense and layered meditation on the evolution of film art. In a very literal sense, it is the culmination of Bordwell's ...
Review: On the History of Film Styleユーザー レビュー - Mark Flowers - Goodreads
I believed, based on the title, that this book would be a history of film style. Instead, it is a historiographical account of various approaches to the history of film style, taking a thorouhgly ... レビュー全文を読む