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Thompson, Kristin 1950-

Works: 68 works in 577 publications in 10 languages and 14,956 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motion pictures  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PN1995, 791.430973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kristin Thompson
Film art : an introduction by David Bordwell( Book )

194 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 4,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson's Film Arthas been the best-selling and widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. Taking a skills-centered approach supported by a wide range of examples from various periods and countries, the authors strive to help students develop a core set of analytical skills that will deepen their understanding of any film, in any genre. Frame enlargements throughout the text enable students to view images taken directly from completed films, while an optional, text-specific tutorial CD-ROM helps clarify and reinforce specific concepts addressed in the text with the use of film clips. Building on these strengths, the ninth edition adds coverage of new technologies, updated examples, and references to the authors' acclaimed weblog to provide unparalleled currency and connect students with the world of cinema today
The classical Hollywood cinema : film style & mode of production to 1960 by David Bordwell( Book )

70 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of American studio filmmaking that examines its distinct mode of film practice, in both production and style, from 1917 through 1960
Film history : an introduction by Kristin Thompson( Book )

66 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive survey not only acknowledges the contributions of Hollywood and films from other US sources, but broadens its scope to examine film-making internationally
Storytelling in the new Hollywood : understanding classical narrative technique by Kristin Thompson( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a book as entertaining as it is enlightening, Kristin Thompson offers the first in-depth analysis of Hollywood's storytelling techniques and how they are used to make complex, easily comprehensible, entertaining films. She also takes on the myth that modern Hollywood films are based on a narrative system radically different from the one in use during the Golden Age of the studio system. Drawing on a wide range of films from the 1920s to the 1990s--from Keaton's Our Hospitality to Casablanca to Terminator 2--Thompson explains such staples of narrative as the goal-oriented protagonist, the double plot-line, and dialogue hooks. She demonstrates that the "three-act structure," a concept widely used by practitioners and media commentators, fails to explain how Hollywood stories are put together. Thompson then demonstrates in detail how classical narrative techniques work in ten box-office and critical successes made since the New Hollywood began in the 1970s: Tootsie, Back to the Future, The Silence of the Lambs, Groundhog Day, Desperately Seeking Susan, Amadeus, The Hunt for Red October, Parenthood, Alien, and Hannah and Her Sisters. In passing, she suggests reasons for the apparent slump in quality in Hollywood films of the 1990s. The results will be of interest to movie fans, scholars, and film practitioners alike [Publisher description]
The Frodo franchise : the Lord of the rings and modern Hollywood by Kristin Thompson( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once in a lifetime." The phrase comes up over and over from the people who worked on Peter Jackson's cinema trilogy The Lord of the Rings. The film's seventeen Oscars, record-setting earnings, huge fan base, and hundreds of ancillary products attest to its importance and to the fact that 'Rings' is far more than a film. Its makers seized a crucial moment in Hollywood - the special effects digital revolution plus the rise of "infotainment" and the Internet - to encourage existing fans while fostering a huge new international audience. The resulting franchise of franchises has earned billions of dollars to date with no end in sight. Kristin Thompson interviewed seventy-six people to examine the movie's scripting and design and the new technologies deployed to produce the films, videogames, and DVDs. She demonstrates the impact 'Rings' had on the companies that made it, on the fantasy genre, on New Zealand, and on independent cinema. In fast-paced, compulsively readable prose, she affirms Jackson's 'Rings' as one the most important films ever made
Breaking the glass armor : neoformalist film analysis by Kristin Thompson( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minding movies : observations on the art, craft, and business of filmmaking by David Bordwell( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Minding Movies presents a selection from over three hundred essays on genre movies, art films, animation, and the business of Hollywood that have graced Bordwell and Thompson's blog. Informal pieces, conversational in tone but grounded in three decades of authoritative research, the essays gathered here range from in-depth analyses of individual films such as Slumdog Millionaire and Inglourious Basterds to adjustments of Hollywood media claims and forays into cinematic humor. For Bordwell and Thompson, the most fruitful place to begin is how movies are made, how they work, and how they work on us. Written for film lovers, these essays-on topics ranging from Borat to blockbusters and back again-will delight current fans and gain new enthusiasts. Serious but not solemn, vibrantly informative without condescension, and above all illuminating reading, Minding Movies offers ideas sure to set film lovers thinking-and keep them returning to the silver screen
Storytelling in film and television by Kristin Thompson( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible : a neoformalist analysis by Kristin Thompson( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herr Lubitsch goes to Hollywood : German and American film after World War I by Kristin Thompson( Book )

19 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernst Lubitsch, the German film director who left Berlin for Hollywood in 1923, is best remembered for the famous "Lubitsch touch" in such masterpieces as Trouble in Paradise and Ninotchka, featuring Greta Garbo. Kristin Thompson's study focuses on Lubitsch's silent films from the years between 1918 and 1927, tracing the impact this director had on consolidating classical Hollywood filmmaking. She gives a new assessment of the stylistic twoway traffic between the American and the German film industries, after World War I each other's strongest rival in Europe. By 1919, Lubitsch had emerged as the finest proponent of the German studio style: sophisticated, urbane and thoroughly professionalized. He was quick to absorb 'American' innovations and stylistic traits, becoming the unique master of both systems and contributing to the golden ages of the American as well as the German cinema. Utilizing Lubitsch's silent films as a key to two great national cinemas, Thompson's meticulously illustrated and extensively researched book goes beyond an authorial study and breaks new ground in cinema history. Click on the PDF button to download the table of contents
L'art du film : une introduction by David Bordwell( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in French and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cet impressionnant ouvrage se veut une introduction aux problématiques fondamentales de l'esthétique du film: production, genres, problèmes de forme et de narration, mise en scène, prises de vues, montage, son, style, analyse critique, histoire du cinéma. Destiné d'abord aux étudiants en cinéma, ce manuel leur offre un panorama des notions de base relatives à la forme et aux techniques du cinéma. Le propos s'appuie sur des analyses précises des séquences reproduites. [SDM]
Wooster proposes, Jeeves disposes : or, le mot juste by Kristin Thompson( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El arte cinematográfico : una introducción by David Bordwell( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Producción, distribución y exhibición de películas - La forma en el cine : La importancia de la forma en el cine - Narrativa como sistema formal - Tipos de películas : Géneros cinematográficos - Películas documentales, experimentales y animadas - Estilo cinematográfico : La toma: puesta en escena - Cinematografía: la toma - La relación entre toma y toma: edición - El sonido en el cine - El estilo como un sistema formal - Análisis crítico de películas - Historia del cine
Dian ying yi shu : xing shi yu feng ge by David Bordwell( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in Chinese and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu nei rong han gai kuan fan,Cong yi shu zhi zuo,Xing shi feng ge,Yi yi chuan da,Lei xing fen xi deng duo ge zhuan ye jiao du dui dian ying jin xing le pou xi
Dian ying bai nian fa zhan shi by Kristin Thompson( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in Chinese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivan the Terrible : a neoformalist analysis by Kristin Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinema come arte : teoria e prassi del film by David Bordwell( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storia del cinema : un'introduzione by David Bordwell( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asian cinema( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The classical Hollywood cinema : film style & mode of production to 1960
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Kristin Thompson American film theorist

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The classical Hollywood cinema : film style & mode of production to 1960Film history : an introductionStorytelling in the new Hollywood : understanding classical narrative techniqueThe Frodo franchise : the Lord of the rings and modern HollywoodBreaking the glass armor : neoformalist film analysisMinding movies : observations on the art, craft, and business of filmmakingStorytelling in film and televisionHerr Lubitsch goes to Hollywood : German and American film after World War IEl arte cinematográfico : una introducción