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Problems of Film Direction
Language: en
Pages: 104
Authors: Sergei Eisenstein
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-06 - Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

Sergei Eisenstein is arguably the most important single figure in the history of movies. He was certainly the most versatile. The director of the masterpieces Battleship Potemkin and Alexander Nevsky, Eisenstein also wrote ground-breaking essays on film art and taught classes on motion picture production. In this book Eisenstein writes
Speaking Pictures
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: Alistair Fox
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-21 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

Alistair Fox presents a theory of literary and cinematic representation through the lens of neurological and cognitive science in order to understand the origins of storytelling and our desire for fictional worlds. Fox contends that fiction is deeply shaped by emotions and the human capacity for metaphorical thought. Literary and
Cinematic Poetics of Guilt
Language: en
Pages: 265
Authors: Matthias Grotkopp
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-18 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

How do the temporal and dynamic patterns of media forms and practices create complex constructions of meaning, identity and value? How can we describe the way cinematic images generate and transform the affectively grounded structures that survey, confirm or revise a political community’s horizon of values? Using the exemplary case
China's iGeneration
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Matthew D. Johnson, Keith B. Wagner, Kiki Tianqi Yu, Luke Vulpiani
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-29 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

This book is open access and available on It is funded by Knowledge Unlatched. This innovative collection of essays on twenty-first century Chinese cinema and moving image culture features contributions from an international community of scholars, critics, and practitioners. Taken together, their perspectives make a compelling case that the
Problems Of Making No-Budget Feature-Length Movies
Language: en
Pages: 116
Authors: Milagros Bridwell
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-24 - Publisher: Independently Published

Sure, we all read about Hollywood films that routinely cost $100 million or more to make. Think that means a budding filmmaker couldn't do their own profession-looking film for a few thousand dollars? This guide takes an alternative and brutally honest approach to solving the common and rare problems of