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Bordwell, David

Works: 143 works in 1,064 publications in 10 languages and 25,243 library holdings
Genres: History  Motion pictures  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Pictorial works  Martial arts films  Study guides  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Commentator, Editor, Creator, Other
Classifications: PN1995, 791.4301
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Bordwell
Film art : an introduction by David Bordwell( Book )

213 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film is an art form with a language and an aesthethic all its own, and since 1979 David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson's 'Film Art' has been the most respected introduction to and analysis of cinema. In this 7th edition, the book has been extensively re-designed to improve readability
Making meaning : inference and rhetoric in the interpretation of cinema by David Bordwell( )

38 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and Swedish and held by 1,986 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
Post-theory : reconstructing film studies by David Bordwell( )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 1,765 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
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 1,734 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 classical Hollywood cinema : film style & mode of production to 1960 by David Bordwell( Book )

69 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 1,629 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 )

76 editions published between 1993 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,276 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 )

90 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,202 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
Minding movies : observations on the art, craft, and business of filmmaking by David Bordwell( )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,083 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
On the history of film style by David Bordwell( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Korean and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cinema of Eisenstein by David Bordwell( Book )

30 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
Figures traced in light : on cinematic staging by David Bordwell( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 849 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
Planet Hong Kong : popular cinema and the art of entertainment by David Bordwell( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 714 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
Ozu and the poetics of cinema by David Bordwell( Book )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Filmguide to La passion de Jeanne d'Arc by David Bordwell( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1987 in English and French and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetics of cinema by David Bordwell( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 435 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
Sanma no aji by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 428 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
The McGraw-Hill film viewer's guide by David Bordwell( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watching films. Writing about film
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 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentaries about the making of the film accompany the complete screenplay of the martial arts drama set in ancient China
Reinventing Hollywood : how 1940s filmmakers changed movie storytelling by David Bordwell( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1940s, American movies changed. Flashbacks began to be used in outrageous, unpredictable ways. Soundtracks flaunted voice-over commentary, and characters might pivot from a scene to address the viewer. Incidents were replayed from different characters' viewpoints, and sometimes those versions proved to be false. Some films didn't have protagonists, while others centered on antiheroes or psychopaths. Women might be on the verge of madness, and neurotic heroes lurched into violent confrontations. If this sounds like today's cinema, that's because it is. In Reinventing Hollywood, David Bordwell examines for the first time the full range and depth of trends that crystallized into traditions. He shows how the Christopher Nolans and Quentin Tarantinos of today owe an immense debt to the dynamic, occasionally delirious narrative experiments of the 1940s. With verve and wit, Bordwell examines how a booming movie market during World War II allowed ambitious writers and directors to push narrative boundaries. Although those experiments are usually credited to the influence of Citizen Kane, Bordwell shows that similar impulses had begun in the late 1930s in radio, fiction, and theater before migrating to film. And despite the postwar recession in the industry, the momentum for innovation continued. Some of the boldest films of the era came in the late forties and early fifties, as filmmakers sought to outdo their peers. Through in-depth analyses of films both famous and virtually unknown, from Our Town and All About Eve to Swell Guy and The Guilt of Janet Ames, Bordwell assesses the era's unique achievements and its legacy for future filmmakers. The result is a groundbreaking study of how Hollywood storytelling became a more complex art. Reinventing Hollywood is essential reading for all lovers of popular cinema."--Dust jacket
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The way Hollywood tells it : story and style in modern movies
Making meaning : inference and rhetoric in the interpretation of cinemaPost-theory : reconstructing film studiesThe way Hollywood tells it : story and style in modern moviesThe classical Hollywood cinema : film style & mode of production to 1960Film history : an introductionNarration in the fiction filmMinding movies : observations on the art, craft, and business of filmmakingOn the history of film style
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Bordwell, David

Bordwell, David J. 1947-

Bordwell, David Jay, 1947-

David Bordwell Amerikaans historicus

David Bordwell storico, critico cinematografico e blogger statunitense

David Bordwell US-amerikanischer Filmwissenschaftler

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