Dictionary of Film Terms: The Aesthetic Companion to Film Art (3rd Revised edition)

Dictionary of Film Terms: The Aesthetic Companion to Film Art (3rd Revised edition)

By: Frank Beaver (author)Paperback

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Now in its fifth edition, Frank Beaver's Dictionary of Film Terms has become an indispensable reference tool for the study of films and filmmaking. This trusted and practical handbook clearly and concisely defines the essential terms of film analysis and film art, with a special focus on the aesthetic parameters and values of filmmaking. The updated and expanded edition includes new definitions ranging from bullet-time optical effects, to the coming-of-age narrative, and LED lighting technology in science fiction films such as Gravity. More than 200 film title references not cited in previous editions have been added. Many classic and contemporary photo stills are included to illustrate terms. Extensive cross-referencing among individual definitions ensures easy access to interrelated terms, and a comprehensive topical index relates to larger concepts of film art. This up-to-date and comprehensive resource is a useful companion for film students and filmgoers, who will find it illuminating in its range and clarity.

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About Author

Frank Eugene Beaver is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emeritus of Screen Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. For more than fifty years he has been a film teacher, film historian and film critic, and currently writes the monthly column "Talking About Movies" for MICHIGAN-TODAY, a world-wide on-line magazine.


Contents: Term Index - Movie Index - Topical Index - Artist Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/04/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781433127274
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 343
  • ID: 9781433127274
  • weight: 390
  • ISBN10: 143312727X
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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