The Art of the Moving Picture

The Art of the Moving Picture
Author: Vachel Lindsay
Publsiher: Modern Library
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2010-12-15
ISBN: 0307769658
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of the Moving Picture Book Excerpt:

"In the field of film aesthetics, it is the first important American work, still important--The Art of the Moving Picture is astonishing." --Stanley Kauffmann Written in 1915, The Art of the Moving Picture by poet Vachel Lindsay is the first book to treat movies as art. Lindsay writes a brilliant analysis of the early silent films (including several now lost films). He is extraordinarily prescient about the future of moviemaking--particularly about the business, the prominence of technology, and the emergence of the director as the author of the film.

The Art of the Moving Picture

The Art of the Moving Picture
Author: Vachel Lindsay
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2022-09-15
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of the Moving Picture Book Excerpt:

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Art of the Moving Picture" by Vachel Lindsay. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Becoming Film Literate The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures

Becoming Film Literate  The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures
Author: Vincent LoBrutto
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2005-03-30
ISBN: 0313088683
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Film Literate The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures Book Excerpt:

Though movies have remained our foremost cultural pastime for over 100 years, many of us still know very little about the tools used to create them. In this groundbreaking new book, Vincent LoBrutto provides an enjoyable and accessible education in the art of cinema: using 50 landmark films spanning the history of the medium, LoBrutto illustrates such important concepts as editing, production design, cinematography, sound, screen acting, narrative structure, and various genres, nationalities, and film eras. Each concept is illustrated by the selection of a film that epitomizes its use, so that readers will learn about film authorship in Citizen Kane, multiplot narrative in Nashville, widescreen filmmaking in Rebel without a Cause, and screen violence in The Wild Bunch. Explaining the various tricks of the moviemaking trade, Becoming Film Literate offers a crash course in cinema, one designed to give even the novice reader a solid introduction to this complex and multifaceted medium. Though movies have remained our foremost cultural pastime for over 100 years, many of us still know very little about the tools used to create them. In this groundbreaking new book, Vincent LoBrutto provides an enjoyable and accessible education in the art of cinema: using 50 landmark films spanning the history of the medium, LoBrutto illustrates such important concepts as editing, production design, cinematography, sound, screen acting, narrative structure, and various genres, nationalities, and film eras. Each concept is illustrated by the selection of a film that epitomizes its use, so that readers will learn about film authorship in Citizen Kane, multiplot narrative in Nashville, widescreen filmmaking in Rebel without a Cause, and screen violence in The Wild Bunch. Providing a unique opportunity to become acquainted with important movies and the elements of their greatness, Becoming Film Literate offers a crash course in cinema, one designed to give even the novice reader a solid introduction to this complex and multifaceted medium.

The Broadview Reader Third Edition

The Broadview Reader   Third Edition
Author: Jane Flick,Herbert Rosengarten
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 719
Release: 1998-02-16
ISBN: 1551111144
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Broadview Reader Third Edition Book Excerpt:

This new edition includes most of the essays that have made The Broadview Reader one of the most popular first-year textbooks in Canada, and adds 18 fresh selections. As before, essays are gathered into groups by topic, but the editors also provide alternative tables of contents by rhetorical patterns and devices, and by chronology. Each selection is followed by a wide range of questions and suggestions for discussions, and the reader also includes a glossary and biographical notes. Most of the new selections are of recent vintage, but in recognition of the degree to which “modern” issues often have a long and honourable history, the editors have also added several selections by nineteenth-century writers. Also, the reader now includes a full section on “Women in Society.” The book’s balance of Canadian and non-Canadian writers has been maintained, as has the range of different styles and different essay lengths that are included. In all, the new edition includes 80 selections.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings
Author: Library of Congress,Library of Congress. Office for Subject Cataloging Policy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library of Congress Subject Headings Book Excerpt:

The Art of the Moving Picture

The Art of the Moving Picture
Author: Lindsay Vachel
Publsiher: Hardpress Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN: 9781318731015
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of the Moving Picture Book Excerpt:

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

The Art of the Moving Picture Classic Reprint

The Art of the Moving Picture  Classic Reprint
Author: Vachel Lindsay
Publsiher: Forgotten Books
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2017-09-17
ISBN: 9781528175401
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of the Moving Picture Classic Reprint Book Excerpt:

Excerpt from The Art of the Moving Picture Isis, the Tivoli, and the Riviera, the while it is sadly noted that the pictures are driving literature Off the parlor table. With the creative implications of this new pictorial art, with the whole visual-minded race clamoring for more, what may we not dream in the way of a new renaissance? How are we to step in to the possession of such a destiny? Are the institutions with a purely literary theory of life going to meet the need? Are the art schools and the art museums making themselves ready to assimilate a new art form? Or what is the type of institution that will ultimately take the position of leadership in cul ture through this new universal instrument? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Moving Pictures

Moving Pictures
Author: Nancy Mowll Mathews,Professor Nancy Mowll Mathews,Charles Musser,Marta Braun
Publsiher: Hudson Hills
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781555952280
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moving Pictures Book Excerpt:

Published in conjunction with a 2005-2007 exhibition organized by the Williams College Museum of Art, this volume addresses the rich topic of comparisons across theater, film, and the visual arts during the late 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. Seventeen essays are arranged in sections on early film and American artistic traditions. 183 colour & 100 b/w illustrations

Surface

Surface
Author: Giuliana Bruno
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2014-06-09
ISBN: 022611483X
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surface Book Excerpt:

What is the place of materiality—the expression or condition of physical substance—in our visual age of rapidly changing materials and media? How is it fashioned in the arts or manifested in virtual forms? In Surface, cultural critic and theorist Giuliana Bruno deftly explores these questions, seeking to understand materiality in the contemporary world. Arguing that materiality is not a question of the materials themselves but rather the substance of material relations, Bruno investigates the space of those relations, examining how they appear on the surface of different media—on film and video screens, in gallery installations, or on the skins of buildings and people. The object of visual studies, she contends, goes well beyond the image and engages the surface as a place of contact between people and art objects. As Bruno threads through these surface encounters, she unveils the fabrics of the visual—the textural qualities of works of art, whether manifested on canvas, wall, or screen. Illuminating the modern surface condition, she notes how façades are becoming virtual screens and the art of projection is reinvented on gallery walls. She traverses the light spaces of artists Robert Irwin, James Turrell, Tacita Dean, and Anthony McCall; touches on the textured surfaces of Isaac Julien’s and Wong Kar-wai’s filmic screens; and travels across the surface materiality in the architectural practices of Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Herzog & de Meuron to the art of Doris Salcedo and Rachel Whiteread, where the surface tension of media becomes concrete. In performing these critical operations on the surface, she articulates it as a site in which different forms of mediation, memory, and transformation can take place. Surveying object relations across art, architecture, fashion, design, film, and new media, Surface is a magisterial account of contemporary visual culture.

The Art of the Moving Picture

The Art of the Moving Picture
Author: Lindsay
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-05-10
ISBN: 9781636003528
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of the Moving Picture Book Excerpt:

Early American Cinema in Transition

Early American Cinema in Transition
Author: Charlie Keil
Publsiher: University of Wisconsin Pres
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2001-12-10
ISBN: 0299173631
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early American Cinema in Transition Book Excerpt:

The period 1907–1913 marks a crucial transitional moment in American cinema. As moving picture shows changed from mere novelty to an increasingly popular entertainment, fledgling studios responded with longer running times and more complex storytelling. A growing trade press and changing production procedures also influenced filmmaking. In Early American Cinema in Transition, Charlie Keil looks at a broad cross-section of fiction films to examine the formal changes in cinema of this period and the ways that filmmakers developed narrative techniques to suit the fifteen-minute, one-reel format. Keil outlines the kinds of narratives that proved most suitable for a single reel’s duration, the particular demands that time and space exerted on this early form of film narration, and the ways filmmakers employed the unique features of a primarily visual medium to craft stories that would appeal to an audience numbering in the millions. He underscores his analysis with a detailed look at six films: The Boy Detective; The Forgotten Watch; Rose O’Salem-Town; Cupid’s Monkey Wrench; Belle Boyd, A Confederate Spy; and Suspense.

CROWDS A MOVING PICTURE OF DEMOCRACY

CROWDS  A MOVING PICTURE OF DEMOCRACY
Author: Gerald Stanley Lee
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2017-09-18
ISBN: 8026879945
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CROWDS A MOVING PICTURE OF DEMOCRACY Book Excerpt:

"The best picture I know of my religion is Ludgate Hill as one sees it going down the foot of Fleet Street. It would seem to many perhaps like a rather strange half-heathen altar, but it has in it the three things with which I worship most my Maker in this present world—the three things which it would be the breath of religion to me to offer to a God together—Cathedrals, Crowds, and Machines." Gerald Stanley Lee was an American Congregational clergyman and the author of numerous books and essays. Lee was a frequent contributor of reviews to the Critic and other periodicals and wrote books on religion, modern culture, and physical fitness. Lee was opposed to U.S. entry into World War I, writing essays and editorials characterizing the war as a clumsy effort of the nations involved to communicate their desires and one that could be settled without any U.S. intervention.

The Oxford Handbook of Cinematic Listening

The Oxford Handbook of Cinematic Listening
Author: Carlo Cenciarelli
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 789
Release: 2021
ISBN: 0190853611
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Cinematic Listening Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Cinematic Listening explores the intersection between the history of listening and the history of the moving image. Featuring established and emergent scholars from musicology, film studies, and literary studies, ethnomusicology and sound studies, popular music,sociology, media and communications, and psychology, this Handbook offers a wide range of case studies and methodological perspectives on the archaeologies, aesthetics, and extensions of cinematic listening.Chapters are structured around six themes: Part I ("Genealogies and Beginnings") considers film sound in light of pre-existing genres such as opera and shadow theatre, and explores changes in listening taking place at critical junctures in the early history of cinema. Part II ("Locations andRelocations") focuses on specific venues and presentational practices (from roadshow movies to and contemporary live-score screenings). Part III ("Representations and Re-presentations") zooms into the formal properties of specific films, analysing representations of listening on screen as well as onthe role of sound as a representational surplus. Part IV ("The Listening Body") focuses on cinematic sound as a powerful and sensual stimulus that has the power to engage the full body sensorium. Part V ("Listening again") discusses a range of ways in which film sound is encountered andreinterpreted outside the cinema, through ancillary materials like songs and soundtrack albums, in experimental conditions, and in pedagogical contexts. Part VI ("Between Media") compares the listening protocols of cinema with those of TV series and music video, promenade theatre and personalstereos, video games and Virtual Reality.

Inventing Film Studies

Inventing Film Studies
Author: Lee Grieveson,Haidee Wasson
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2008-11-03
ISBN: 0822388677
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inventing Film Studies Book Excerpt:

Inventing Film Studies offers original and provocative insights into the institutional and intellectual foundations of cinema studies. Many scholars have linked the origins of the discipline to late-1960s developments in the academy such as structuralist theory and student protest. Yet this collection reveals the broader material and institutional forces—both inside and outside of the university—that have long shaped the field. Beginning with the first investigations of cinema in the early twentieth century, this volume provides detailed examinations of the varied social, political, and intellectual milieus in which knowledge of cinema has been generated. The contributors explain how multiple instantiations of film study have had a tremendous influence on the methodologies, curricula, modes of publication, and professional organizations that now constitute the university-based discipline. Extending the historical insights into the present, contributors also consider the directions film study might take in changing technological and cultural environments. Inventing Film Studies shows how the study of cinema has developed in relation to a constellation of institutions, technologies, practices, individuals, films, books, government agencies, pedagogies, and theories. Contributors illuminate the connections between early cinema and the social sciences, between film programs and nation-building efforts, and between universities and U.S. avant-garde filmmakers. They analyze the evolution of film studies in relation to the Museum of Modern Art, the American Film Council movement of the 1940s and 1950s, the British Film Institute, influential journals, cinephilia, and technological innovations past and present. Taken together, the essays in this collection reveal the rich history and contemporary vitality of film studies. Contributors: Charles R. Acland, Mark Lynn Anderson, Mark Betz, Zoë Druick, Lee Grieveson, Stephen Groening, Haden Guest, Amelie Hastie, Lynne Joyrich, Laura Mulvey, Dana Polan, D. N. Rodowick, Philip Rosen, Alison Trope, Haidee Wasson, Patricia White, Sharon Willis, Peter Wollen, Michael Zryd

Hollywood and the Culture Elite

Hollywood and the Culture Elite
Author: Peter Decherney
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2005-04-06
ISBN: 0231508514
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hollywood and the Culture Elite Book Excerpt:

As Americans flocked to the movies during the first part of the twentieth century, the guardians of culture grew worried about their diminishing influence on American art, education, and American identity itself. Meanwhile, Hollywood studio heads were eager to stabilize their industry, solidify their place in mainstream society, and expand their new but tenuous hold on American popular culture. Peter Decherney explores how these needs coalesced and led to the development of a symbiotic relationship between the film industry and America's stewards of high culture. Formed during Hollywood's Golden Age (1915-1960), this unlikely partnership ultimately insured prominent places in American culture for both the movie industry and elite cultural institutions. It redefined Hollywood as an ideal American industry; it made movies an art form instead of simply entertainment for the masses; and it made moviegoing a vital civic institution. For their part, museums and universities used films to maintain their position as quintessential American institutions. As the book delves into the ties between Hollywood bigwigs and various cultural leaders, an intriguing cast of characters emerges, including the poet Vachel Lindsay, film producers Adolph Zukor and Joseph Kennedy, Hollywood flak and censor extraordinaire Will Hays, and philanthropist turned politician Nelson Rockefeller. Decherney considers how Columbia University's film studies program helped integrate Jewish students into American culture while also professionalizing screenwriting. He examines MoMA's career-savvy film curator Iris Barry, a British feminist once dedicated to stemming the tide of U.S. cultural imperialism, who ultimately worked with Hollywood and the U.S. government to fight fascism and communism and promote American values abroad. Other chapters explore Vachel Lindsay's progressive vision of movies as reinvigorating the public sphere through film libraries and museums; the promotion of movie connoisseurship at Harvard and other universities; and how the heir of a railroad magnate bankrolled the American avant-garde film movement. Amid ethnic diversity, the rise of mass entertainment, world war, and the global spread of American culture, Hollywood and cultural institutions worked together to insure their own survival and profitability and to provide a coherent, though shifting, American identity.

Screen Culture and the Social Question 1880 1914

Screen Culture and the Social Question  1880   1914
Author: Ludwig Vogl-Bienek,Richard Crangle
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2014-01-20
ISBN: 0861969189
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Screen Culture and the Social Question 1880 1914 Book Excerpt:

Essays exploring how reformers and charities used the “magic lantern” to raise public awareness of poverty. Public performances using the magic or optical lantern became a prominent part of the social fabric of the late nineteenth century. Drawing on a rich variety of primary sources, Screen Culture and the Social Question, 1880-1914 investigates how the magic lantern and cinematograph, used at public lectures, church services, and electoral campaigns, became agents of social change. The essays examine how social reformers and charitable organizations used the “art of projection” to raise public awareness of the living conditions of the poor and the destitute, as they argued for reform and encouraged audiences to work to better their lot and that of others.

History of British Film Volume 4

History of British Film  Volume 4
Author: Rachael Low
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN: 113620640X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of British Film Volume 4 Book Excerpt:

This set is one of the cornerstones of film scholarship, and one of the most important works on twentieth century British culture. Published between 1948 and 1985, the volumes document all aspects of film making in Britain from its origins in 1896 to 1939. Rachael Low pioneered the interpretation of films in their context, arguing that to understand films it was necessary to establish their context. Her seven volumes are an object lesson in meticulous research, lucid analysis and accessible style, and have become the benchmark in film history.

Sound A Reader in Theatre Practice

Sound  A Reader in Theatre Practice
Author: Ross Brown
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2009-11-27
ISBN: 1137217650
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sound A Reader in Theatre Practice Book Excerpt:

Brown explores relationships between sound and theatre, focusing on sound's interdependence and interaction with human performance and drama. Suggesting different ways in which sound may be interpreted to create meaning, it includes key writings on sound design, as well as perspectives from beyond the discipline.

Film History Through Trade Journal Art 1916 1920

Film History Through Trade Journal Art  1916 1920
Author: Jeff Codori
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2020-03-20
ISBN: 1476638292
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film History Through Trade Journal Art 1916 1920 Book Excerpt:

The period in film history between the regimentation of the Edison Trust and the vertical integration of the Studio System--roughly 1916 through 1920--was a time of structural and artistic experimentation for the American film industry. As the nature of the industry was evolving, society around it was changing as well; arts, politics and society were in a state of flux between old and new. Before the major studios dominated the industry, droves of smaller companies competed for the attention of the independent exhibitor, their gateway to the movie-goer. Their arena was in the pages of the trade press, and their weapons were their advertisements, often bold and eye-catching. The reporting of the trade journals, as they witnessed the evolution of the industry from its infancy towards the future, is the basis of this history. Pulled from the pages of the journals themselves as archived by the Media History Digital Library, the observations of the trade press writers are accompanied by cleaned and restored advertisements used in the battle among the young film companies. They offer a unique and vital look at this formative period of film history.

Beyond the Screen

Beyond the Screen
Author: Marta Braun,Charlie Keil,Rob King,Paul Moore
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2012-08-22
ISBN: 0861969138
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Screen Book Excerpt:

This scholarly anthology presents a new framework for understanding early cinema through its usage outside the realm of entertainment. From its earliest origins until the beginning of the twentieth century, cinema provided widespread access to remote parts of the globe and immediate reports on important events. Reaching beyond the nickelodeon theatres, cinema became part of numerous institutions, from churches and schools to department stores and charitable organizations. Then, in 1915, the Supreme Court declared moviemaking a “busines, pure and simple,” entrenching the film industry’s role as a producer of “harmless entertainment.” In Beyond the Screen, contributors shed light on how pre-1915 cinema defined itself through institutional interconnections and publics interested in science, education, religious uplift, labor organizing, and more.