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Bordwell, David

Works: 115 works in 920 publications in 14 languages and 23,646 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Motion pictures  Pictorial works  Interviews  Screenplays 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Author of introduction, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PN1995, 791.4301
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Bordwell
Film art : an introduction by David Bordwell( Book )

193 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 4,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film is an art form with a language and an aesthethic all its own. This edition has been re-designed in colour greatly enhancing the text's visual appeal and overall accessibility to today's students. The text is supported by a CD-ROM with video clips, and text-specific website
The classical Hollywood cinema : film style & mode of production to 1960 by David Bordwell( Book )

62 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 1,499 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 )

61 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,277 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
Narration in the fiction film by David Bordwell( Book )

88 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is cinematic storytelling? How can we understand its technique and complexities? What are its extents and limitations? In this monumental work, David Bordwell catalogues every aspect of film narrative, offering insight into an amazing variety of fiction films. The author, who is as comfortable talking about Al Jolson movies as he is describing the career of Jean-Luc Godard, has made a major contribution to film studies and the field of narrative theory
On the history of film style by David Bordwell( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and Korean and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way Hollywood tells it : story and style in modern movies by David Bordwell( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes information on Woody Allen, Robert Altman, Asian films, Brian de Plama, European cinema, Alfred Hitchcock, Hong Kong films, Sam Peckinpah, Arthur Penn, Otto Preminger, Brett Ratner, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Orson Welles, American Graffiti, At Long Last Love, A Beautiful Mind, Bonnie and Clyde, Chinatown, Citizen Kane, The Godfather, Jaws, Jerry Maguire, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Matrix trilogy, Memento, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Sixth Sense, Star Wars series, Two Weeks Notice, arcing shots, axis of action, black and white footage, camera movement, characterization, climax, close ups, comedies, complicating action, cutting, dialogue hook, directors, editing, energy, epilogue, establishing shots, fantasy, film noir, flashbacks, following shots, foreshadowing, four part structure, framing, handheld shots, heroes, horror, hyperclassical construction, independent films, innovation, intensified continuity, intercutting, long lens, long takes, low budget films, montage sequences, motifs, multiple camera shooting, narrative, over the shoulder shots, overt narration, plot, postclassical cinema, protagonists, puzzle films, rapid cutting, reverse order plotting, romantic comedy, science fiction, set up, shots, singles, soundtracks, special effects, Stedicam, story development, studio era, television, thrillers, time, tracking shots, video, violence, visceral effects, visual style, wide angle lens, wide screen, wipe by cuts, wipes, etc
The cinema of Eisenstein by David Bordwell( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Director of classics, theorist of montage, master of the mass epic, purveyor of Soviet realism in the midst of perilous political reality: Sergei Eisenstein is possibly the key figure in film history. In The Cinema of Eisenstein David Bordwell takes the full measure of this filmmaker's accomplishments. Bordwell gives a complete account of Eisenstein's distinctive contributions to the art, theory and history of cinema. He takes the reader from the first silent film, Strike, made in the upheaval of postrevolutionary Russia, through Potemkin and Ten Days That Shook the World and on to Alexander Nevsky which won the Order of Lenin, to the last banned part of the diptych Ivan the Terrible. Discussing each in detail, Bordwell points out the traces of various artistic currents of the times, from Marxist Modernism to Socialist Realism to Symbolist poetics, as well as the changing influence of Soviet politics. He guides the reader through Eisenstein's theoretical writings, including major texts that have only recently appeared in English.". -- Amazon
Making meaning : inference and rhetoric in the interpretation of cinema by David Bordwell( Book )

39 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met lit. opg.Met reg. A history of film criticism, the author analyses how critics interpret films and proposes an alternative program for filmstudies. He systematically maps different strategies for interpreting films and making meaning, illustrating this with examples from Western film criticism. Furthermore he gives accounts of the development of film criticism in France, Britain, and the United States since World War II
Planet Hong Kong : popular cinema and the art of entertainment by David Bordwell( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This definitive study of Hong Kong cinema examines the work of directors such as Tsui Hark, John Woo, Ringo Lam, Johnnie To, King Hu, and Wong Kar Wai
Post-theory : reconstructing film studies by David Bordwell( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bordwell and Carroll pose a simple question. Why not employ many theories tailored to specific goals, rather than searching for a unified theory that will explain all sorts of films, their production, and their reception? The scholars writing here use historical, philosophical, psychological, and feminist methods to tackle such basic issues as: What goes on when viewers perceive a film? How do filmmakers exploit conventions? How do movies create illusions? How does a film arouse emotion? Bordwell and Carroll have given space not only to distinguished film scholars but to non-film specialists as well, ensuring a wide variety of opinions and ideas on virtually every topic on the current agenda of film studies. Full of stimulating essays published here for the first time, Post-Theory promises to redefine the study of cinema
Ozu and the poetics of cinema by David Bordwell( Book )

33 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The films of Carl-Theodor Dreyer by David Bordwell( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu fen xi le de lai ye quan bu de zuo pin,You qi xiang xi le ta hou qi de ji bu zuo pin.Zuo zhe yin yong le 300 yu fu dian ying ding ge hua mian,Xiang jie de lai ye de ji shu feng ge.Tong shi,Bo de wei er ye hui su le hao lai wu chuan tong de dian ying shou fa,Zuo zhe dian ying zhei yi gai nian de cheng xing fa zhan,Yi ji dian ying xu shi de yuan ze yu jie gou
Figures traced in light : on cinematic staging by David Bordwell( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film tells its story not only through dialogue and actors' performances, but also through the director's control of movement and shot design. This is a detailed consideration of how cinematic staging carries the story, expresses emotion, and beguiles the audience through pictorial composition
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 507 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
Filmguide to La passion de Jeanne d'Arc by David Bordwell( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanma no aji by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shuhei Hirayama, A widowed salaryman, decides he must find his daughter a husband and in to this end enlists the help of his westerned son. Hirayamas' matchmaking takes place against a backdrop of loss, hope and the changing relevence of traditional culture within a modernising society
Crouching tiger, hidden dragon : portrait of the Ang Lee film by Huiling Wang( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentaries about the making of the film accompany the complete screenplay of the martial arts drama set in ancient China
The McGraw-Hill film viewer's guide by David Bordwell( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watching films. Writing about film
Poetics of cinema by David Bordwell( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together twenty-five years of work on what he has called the ""historical poetics of cinema, "" David Bordwell presents an extended analysis of a key question for film studies: how are films made, in particular historical contexts, in order to achieve certain effects? For Bordwell, films are made things, existing within historical contexts, and aim to create determinate effects. Beginning with this central thesis, Bordwell works out a full understanding of how films channel and recast cultural influences for their cinematic purposes. With more than five hu
The Grand Budapest Hotel : the Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This companion to the bestselling The Wes Anderson Collection is the only book to take readers behind the scenes of The Grand Budapest Hotel. Through a series of in-depth interviews between writer/director Wes Anderson and cultural critic Matt Zoller Seitz, Anderson shares the story behind the film's conception, personal anecdotes about the making of the film, and the wide variety of sources that inspired him--from author Stefan Zweig to filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch to photochrom landscapes of turn-of-the-century Middle Europe. The book also features interviews with costume designer Milena Canonero, composer Alexandre Desplat, lead actor Ralph Fiennes, production designer Adam Stockhausen, and cinematographer Robert Yeoman; essays by film critics Ali Arikan and Steven Boone, film theorist and historian David Bordwell, music critic Olivia Collette, and style and costume consultant Christopher Laverty; and an introduction by playwright Anne Washburn. Previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photos, ephemera, and artwork lavishly illustrate these interviews and essays
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The classical Hollywood cinema : film style & mode of production to 1960
Alternative Names
Bordwell, David

Bordwell, David J. 1947-

David Bordwell Amerikaans historicus

David Bordwell storico, critico cinematografico e blogger statunitense

David Bordwell US-amerikanischer Filmwissenschaftler

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The classical Hollywood cinema : film style & mode of production to 1960Film history : an introductionNarration in the fiction filmOn the history of film styleThe way Hollywood tells it : story and style in modern moviesThe cinema of EisensteinMaking meaning : inference and rhetoric in the interpretation of cinemaPlanet Hong Kong : popular cinema and the art of entertainment