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Bordwell, David

Works: 143 works in 1,041 publications in 9 languages and 24,848 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 )

209 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,353 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( )

37 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and Swedish and held by 1,971 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( )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 1,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 1970s, the academic study of film has been dominated by Structuralist Marxism, varieties of cultural theory, and the psychoanalytic ideas of Freud and Lacan. With Post-Theory, David Bordwell and Noel Carroll have opened the floor to other voices challenging the prevailing practices of film scholarship. Addressing topics as diverse as film scores, national film industries, and audience response. Post-Theory offers fresh directions for understanding film
The way Hollywood tells it : story and style in modern movies by David Bordwell( Book )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,650 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 )

68 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 1,624 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 )

53 editions published between 1993 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,215 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 1,192 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 1,066 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 1,022 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 985 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 840 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 711 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 )

35 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 657 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 607 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
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 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetics of cinema by David Bordwell( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 436 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 )

2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After living alone with his daughter for years, a widower must learn how to let her go, letting her be free to move on with her life, by arranging a marriage for her
The McGraw-Hill film viewer's guide by David Bordwell( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 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
The Rhapsodes : how 1940s critics changed American film culture by David Bordwell( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pauline Kael, Andrew Sarris, and Roger Ebert were three of America’s most revered and widely read film critics, more famous than many of the movies they wrote about. But their remarkable contributions to the burgeoning American film criticism of the 1960s and beyond were deeply influenced by four earlier critics: Otis Ferguson, James Agee, Manny Farber, and Parker Tyler. Throughout the 1930s and ’40s, Ferguson, Agee, Farber, and Tyler scrutinized what was on the screen with an intensity not previously seen in popular reviewing. Although largely ignored by the arts media of the day, they honed the sort of serious discussion of films that would be made popular decades later by Kael, Sarris, Ebert and their contemporaries
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The way Hollywood tells it : story and style in modern movies
Alternative Names
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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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