Film Analysis: A Casebook

Film Analysis: A Casebook

By: Bert Cardullo (author)Hardback

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Film Analysis: A Casebook offers an accessible introduction to film analysis through close readings of 25 historically significant films from around the world. * Features a geographically diverse selection of films and directors, with representation from 20 different countries * Covers many of the central films treated in today s cinema courses, and the issues raised about them * Provides students with practical models to help them improve their own writing and analytical skills * Supplemented with film credits, images, and bibliographies; director filmographies, a glossary of film terms, and suggested topics for writing and discussion

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Bert Cardullo is a retired professor of Film Studies who taught for thirty-five years in the United States as well as Finland and Turkey. A former film critic for the Hudson Review in New York, Cardullo is also the author, editor, or translator of numerous books, including Stage and Screen: Adaptation Theory from 1916 to 2000 (2012), Soundings on Cinema: Speaking to Film and Film Artists (2008), In Search of Cinema: Writings on International Film Art (2004), and Bazin at Work (1997).


Preface vii Chapter 1. F. W. Murnau s Nosferatu (1922, Germany) 1 Chapter 2. Jean Renoir s La Grande Illusion (1937, France) 12 Chapter 3. Carl-Theodor Dreyer s Day of Wrath (1943, Denmark) 23 Chapter 4. Vittorio De Sica s Shoeshine (1946, Italy) 34 Chapter 5. Jacques Tati s Mr. Hulot s Holiday (1953, France) 42 Chapter 6. Elia Kazan s On the Waterfront (1954, USA) 52 Chapter 7. Agnes Varda s La Pointe Courte (1954, France) 60 Chapter 8. Jack Clayton s Room at the Top (1959, England) 69 Chapter 9. Michelangelo Antonioni s L Avventura (1960, Italy) 80 Chapter 10. Ingmar Bergman s Winter Light (1962, Sweden) 91 Chapter 11. Jioi Menzel s Closely Watched Trains (1966, Czechoslovakia) 98 Chapter 12. Mike Nichols The Graduate (1967, USA) 108 Chapter 13. Fred Schepisi s The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978, Australia) 120 Chapter 14. Rainer Werner Fassbinder s The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979, Germany) 131 Chapter 15. Shohei Imamura s Vengeance Is Mine (1979, Japan) 140 Chapter 16. Idrissa Ouedraogo s Yaaba (1989, Burkina Faso) 151 Chapter 17. Aki Kaurismaki s The Match Factory Girl (1989, Finland) 158 Chapter 18. Zhang Yimou s Ju Dou (1990, China) 166 Chapter 19. Sergei Bodrov s Prisoner of the Mountains (1996, Russia) 174 Chapter 20. Abbas Kiarostami s A Taste of Cherry (1997, Iran) 186 Chapter 21. Atom Egoyan s The Sweet Hereafter (1997, Canada) 197 Chapter 22. Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne s The Son (2002, Belgium) 209 Chapter 23. Carlos Reygadas Battle in Heaven (2005, Mexico) 217 Chapter 24. Corneliu Porumboiu s Police, Adjective (2009, Romania) 226 Chapter 25. Nuri Bilge Ceylan s Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011, Turkey) 236 Film Credits and Directors Filmographies 248 Topics for Writing and Discussion 269 Glossary of Film Terms 275 Bibliography: Film Analysis 281 Index 284

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  • publication date: 20/03/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781118926994
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781118926994
  • weight: 516
  • ISBN10: 1118926994

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