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Book Title: Film As Film: Understanding And Judging Movies|
The author of the book: V.F. Perkins
Date of issue: August 22nd 1993
ISBN 13: 9780306805417
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 21.57 MB
Edition: Da Capo Press
Read full description of the books Film As Film: Understanding And Judging Movies:Here at last is an introduction to film theory and its history without the jargon. Noted film scholar V. F. Perkins presents criteria for expanding our understanding and enjoyment of movies. He employs common sense words like balance, coherence, significance, and satisfaction to develop his insightful support of the subtle approach and of the unobtrusive director. Readers will learn why a scene from the humbler movie Carmen Jones is a deeper realization of filmmaking than the bravura lion sequence in the classic Battleship Potemkin. Along the way Perkins invites readers to re-experience with clarity, directness, and simplicity other famous scenes by directors like Hitchcock, Eisenstein, and Chaplin. Perkins examines the origins of movies and embraces their use of both realism and magic, their ability to record as well as to create. In the process he seeks to discover the synthesis between these opposing elements. With the delight of the fan and the perception of the critic, Perkins advances a film theory, based on the work of Bazin and other early film theorists, that is rich with suggestion for debate and further pursuit. Sit beside Perkins as he reacquaints you with cinema, heightens your awareness, deepens your pleasure, and increases your return every time you invest in a movie ticket.
Read information about the authorVictor Perkins co-founded the film department at the University of Warwick in 1978, where he acted as a full time lecturer/senior lecturer until 2004. Although since retired, he continues to teach occasional classes and conduct research.
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