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Perspectival Movement

Ryan Pierson

in Figure and Force in Animation Aesthetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190949754
eISBN:
9780190949792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949754.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the use of perspectival movement (or camera movement) in animation practice. In particular, it argues that the ambiguity of the out-of-field space that perspectival movement ... More


Movement and Meaning: The “Unmotivated” Camera in Four Films by Paul Schrader

Deborah Allison

in ReFocus: The Films of Paul Schrader

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474462037
eISBN:
9781474490696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462037.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Centres on Paul Schrader’s use of camera movement (or absence of movement) as a means of articulating themes within his films and, furthermore, as a tool with which he expresses himself prominently ... More


Camera Movements and Motor Cognition

Vittorio Gallese and Michele Guerra

in The Empathic Screen: Cinema and Neuroscience

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198793533
eISBN:
9780191835308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793533.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Vision, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter addresses the role of camera movement in generating the spectator’s immersion in the narrated film plot. The subheadings are “Style,” in which the origins of the notion of style are ... More


The critical forest

B. F. Taylor

in The British New Wave: A Certain Tendency?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069086
eISBN:
9781781701218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069086.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

John Schlesinger's 1962 film A Kind of Loving is the subject of this chapter. It addresses the specific criticisms that have been directed towards this film. It considers the concerns over narrative ... More


The Tarr Style

András Bálint Kovács

in The Cinema of Béla Tarr: The Circle Closes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165310
eISBN:
9780231850377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165310.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the Tarr style of filmmaking, particularly his use of extremely long takes. It characterizes four types of use of long takes, most of them combined with long camera movements, ... More


The Tarr Style in Evolution

András Bálint Kovács

in The Cinema of Béla Tarr: The Circle Closes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165310
eISBN:
9780231850377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165310.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the films subsequent to Damnation (1987) the basics of the Tarr style do not change, but a certain evolution can be detected in several details. This chapter discusses this evolutionary process. ... More


“The Buck Stops at Opticals”: Special Effects Technology on Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Julie A. Turnock

in Plastic Reality: Special Effects, Technology, and the Emergence of 1970s Blockbuster Aesthetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163538
eISBN:
9780231535274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163538.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the special effects technology in Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. In both films, the postproduction units had to match the principal photography to make all ... More


D. W. Griffith, Buster Keaton, Abel Gance, and the Precursors of Widescreen Aesthetics

Harper Cossar

in Letterboxed: The Evolution of Widescreen Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126517
eISBN:
9780813135618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126517.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on stylistic choices that can be read as forerunners of wide film poetics. It examines experimentation in the silent era with widescreen aesthetics by auteurs deploying certain ... More


Micro Elements

Stephanie Muir

in Studying City of God

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781903663592
eISBN:
9781800341999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781903663592.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the cinematic style of City of God (2002). What one might consider here is the way that the film represents a marked change in its audience's way of reading a text. The style of ... More


Is the Medium a (Moral) Message?

Noël Carroll

in Engaging the Moving Image

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091953
eISBN:
9780300133073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091953.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter addresses a question concerning the moral significance of the television medium. By “medium” here, the author is not referring to television as a business that churns out countless ... More


Introduction: The Soul of Cinema

Angela Dalle Vacche

in André Bazin's Film Theory: Art, Science, Religion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190067298
eISBN:
9780190067335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067298.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Bazin’s work explores a key question: What is a human, in contrast to an animal, a plant, an object or a machine? A human is simultaneously a rational animal and an irrational being. Human ... More


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