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  Film noir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Film noir is a film style and mood primarily associated with crime films, that portrays its principal characters in a nihilistic and existential world.
Film noir is primarily derived from the hard-boiled style of crime fiction of the Depression era, (many films noir were adaptations of such novels), and may first be clearly seen in films released in the early 1940s.
Film noir was defined in retrospect by film historians and critics; many of the creators of film noir later professed to be unaware at the time of having created a distinctive type of film.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Film_Noir   (1821 words)

 One hundred Years of Film Sizes. Almost one hundred film widths and perforations were experimented with.
Whereas film equipment has undergone drastic changes in the course of a century it is a little miracle that 35mm has remained the universally accepted film size.
Films from 10 to 15 meter lengths in special containers were for rent from Edison depots or by mail.
An optimum use of the film width was obtained by expanding the image and reducing the size of the perforations on both sides.
www.xs4all.nl /~wichm/filmsize.html   (3883 words)

 Film styles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A film style is a recognizable group of conventions used by filmmakers to give specific meaning, or depth to their work.
Film style is distinct from film genre, which defines what a film is about -- Western films are about the American West, love stories are about love, and so on.
Although some styles are strongly associated with certain genres, a style can be applied to any genre -- Barbarella is a surrealistic science fiction film, for example.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Film_styles   (119 words)

 Encyclopedia: Film styles
Documentary film is a broad category of cinematic expression united by the intent to remain factual or non-fictional.
A family film is a film that has been carefully written, directed, cast and acted so that it will appeal to the all members of a typical family (or if not typical, at least representing the cultural ideal): Father Mother Teens Small children To meet these contradictory requirements, producers look...
Rubble film was the style of choice for those films made directly after World War II dealing with the impact of the ravages of the War on the countries at the center of battle.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Film-styles   (1050 words)

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In its arbitrary empirical heralding of film styles and directors, it negated the audience of film.
Film studies have since shifted to a critical approach, from critical analysis of film styles and conditions of film-making to a critical analysis of social relations, particularly bet-ween audience and film texts.
Film as entertainment looks at film as a temporal escape from reality, where the self of the au-dience is temporarily lost in favor of identifying with film characters.
www.upd.edu.ph /~updinfo/archives/aug99/filmart.htm   (1369 words)

Film is an art form that’s only slightly more than 100 years old, yet in that time it has become one of the most dominant of contemporary texts, and arguably one of the most popular.
In this course, you’ll learn how films are composed and constructed, and ways to analyze and contextualize what you see.
This introduction to film will study a variety of classic motion pictures to acquaint the student with their value as literary and cinematic art.
www.cod.edu /people/faculty/bobtam/website/filmaslitsyl.htm   (328 words)

 Talk:Film styles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A genre is a subject matter, so a cowboy movie for example, but you could film it in different styles like 'film noire' and 'surrealism'.
A film noir doesn't have to go about a specific subject or class of subjects so it's a style.
I thought it would be something like that, but with multiple contributors you're going to have a hard time keeping Film styles and Film genres from cross-pollinating.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Film_styles   (521 words)

 Film styles -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A film style is a recognizable group of conventions used by (A producer of motion pictures) filmmakers to add visual appeal, meaning, or depth to their work.
Film style is distinct from (Click link for more info and facts about film genre) film genre, which defines what a film is about -- (Click link for more info and facts about Western film) Western films are about the American West, love stories are about love, and so on.
Although some styles are strongly associated with certain genres, a style can be applied to any genre -- (Click link for more info and facts about Barbarella) Barbarella is a surrealistic science fiction film, for example.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/F/Fi/Film_styles.htm   (203 words)

 Langara College - Writing Centre
However, one must also remember that film is a series of photographic images projected successively onto a two-dimensional surface and that, taken image by image, it can best be described in terms peculiar to the graphic artist and the photographer: composition, colour, contrast, quality of light, exposure, grain, filtering.
Their films are story oriented and they make "a slightly stylized presentation that has at least a surface plausibility" (Giannetti 5).
In the final analysis, as the writer of critical essays on film, you need to examine the various techniques used in the film under your discussion and clearly demonstrate to your reader whether the filmmaker has been successful in achieving his desired impact on the audience.
www.langara.bc.ca /writingcentre/handouts/film.html   (1452 words)

COURSE DESCRIPTION This three-credit course will explore film genres, major themes of leading producers and directors throughout the world, film styles; as well as film terms, from silent film classics to commercial and experimental films of the present.
Films under discussion will be selected from those aired on commercial-free basic cable television channels.
Describe how the film is representative of its time period OR analyze an actor's or actress's cinematic contributions (refer to specific scenes).
users.nac.net /mielo/comm230   (766 words)

 Film styles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A film style is a recognizable group of conventions used by filmmakers to add visual appeal, meaning, ordepth to their work.
Film style is distinct from film genre, which defines what a film isabout -- Western films are about the American West, love storiesare about love, and so on.
Although some styles are strongly associated with certain genres, a style can be applied to any genre-- Barbarella is a surrealistic science fiction film, for example.
www.therfcc.org /film-styles-25007.html   (121 words)

 film preferences and race and gender
That is, even though styles of filmmaking and explicit social values expressed in films change and evolve over time, favorite films are judged in terms of styles and values prevalent at the time a movie was first seen, rather than being judged according to current film standards and styles.
Films cited by respondents were categorized by the research team according to their judged genre “fit.” The genre, defined by narrative conventions, plots, and themes carrying socially-shared meanings, is a common simplifying device (or heuristic) on which audiences base preferences (Austin and Gordon, 1987).
However, while film styles change, for older filmgoers a favorite film from an earlier era may be viewed through the stylistic lens that was in fashion at the time the film was initially viewed.
www.calstatela.edu /faculty/sfischo/media3.html   (6739 words)

 A celebration of styles - Film - Entertainment - theage.com.au
Film festivals have been the only places to see on the big screen the works of French director Claire Denis, one of the most interesting of contemporary filmmakers: sadly, only two of her films have had a theatrical release in Australia.
In this film, Gordon travels to North Korea to investigate the phenomenon of the massed games, a vast and gruelling political, athletic and acrobatic spectacle staged in honour of Kim Jong Il.
The film shifts tone as it moves towards a devastating final scene, involving Lee's new line of work that is bound to divide viewers.
www.theage.com.au /news/film/a-celebration-of-styles/2005/07/07/1120704486259.html   (879 words)

 Film & TV: The Woman Chaser (Austin Chronicle . 08-07-00)
Some films are so far from left field that you end up with a crick in your neck for a week after watching them.
If first-time director Devor's film was a person, it'd be starring in one of those quaint little antacid advertisements from the late Fifties, the ones that featured a cutaway human body with little bongo drums for corpuscles and a mambo rhythm beating out the plinkety-plinking heartbeat.
Devor's film, too, is a contradiction in styles: too funny (unintentionally or otherwise) to be taken seriously, and too steeped in the tradition of film noir to be entertaining any other way.
weeklywire.com /ww/08-07-00/austin_screens_film5.html   (461 words)

 Yale > Film Studies > Course Listing
Exploration of ways in which traditional genres and alternative film forms establish or subvert convention in expectation, thematic and ideological concerns, narrative containment and excess, the representation of the body, the use of music and voice, and the construction of space in the cinema.
Films are considered in a matrix of African American film history, feminist film theory, and legacies of fl feminist writing.
A study of film noir as a genre of American commercial cinema in relation to the social and cultural history of the United States in the 1940s and 1950s.
www.yale.edu /filmstudiesprogram/courselisting.html   (2500 words)

 Film Noir Buff: Film Noir Style: The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Because they were filmed in fl and white, they seemed unreal to me, a perpetual netherworld where everything, even the disasters, worked with sinister, clocklike precision.
And before I knew the style of film (I should say art form) he often played in possessed a label, there was one he starred in that stood out in my subconscious.
Film Noir, most powerful and abstract of all classic Film styles, yet as soon as you recognize its outlines that define its allure they are gone, like the dissipation of well formed smoke rings.
www.filmnoirbuff.com /article/film-noir-style-the-maltese-falcon-1941   (1792 words)

 Catch Me If You Can, Auto Focus, Far From Heaven and the Art of Retro Title Sequences
All three films use their opening title sequence to signal from the outset the sensibility that defines them.
The film, especially in its early parts, faithfully emulates the aesthetics of '60s film and television family entertainment, only later deviating from this style in order to represent the decay of that milieu's associated values.
These films are by no means the first to use retro titling styles in order to signal their relation to earlier works.
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/03/26/retro_titles.html   (2721 words)

 Arivaca Film Fest 2007
Film styles for the evening session will vary and include, but will not be limited to: narrative, documentary, comedy, historical or experimental.
These old films could be converted to digital and made into documentaries as part of a community project by those interested in film and the history of this area.
If the director of the film is in attendance, they will be given the opportunity to provide a brief statement of their work before the film.
www.arivaca.net /filmfest.htm   (692 words)

 Film Studies Certificate
Film Studies offers between thirty and forty courses each semester that explore the dynamics of screen representation in topics including media and culture; race, nation, and ethnicity; gender and sexuality; film styles and genres; production and distribution; and technology and new media.
Since the program began in 1991, Film Studies graduates have used the Certificate to compete successfully for admission to prestigious film schools and graduate programs; for positions in film and video production; for employment in film and video distribution and exhibition, in digital and new media; and as editors, producers, actors, and independent filmmakers.
In order to be awarded the Certificate, students must fulfill all criteria and submit a transcript to the Film Studies office or verification of grades in their final semester before graduation.
www.umass.edu /ug_programguide/film.html   (537 words)

 Film Couture, July-Aug  04 Window Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Sagano and Yamato films are designed to evoke the feeling of the far East and were developed for the Asian market, according to 3M literature.
Customized specialty film is gaining ground rapidly, especially with the availability and ease with which it can now be made using computers, a change echoed by everyone interviewed.
By using a computer to design and cut decorative film, Garlo explained, a tinter is free to clean and prepare his window for application at the same time, which cuts down on the time it takes to do the job.
www.usglassmag.com /Film/BackIssues/July-Aug04/filmcouture.html   (1945 words)

 Film Studies
Utilizing both documentary and dramatic films, this course seeks to understand the way in which mass movements have been mobilized by film and how societies have rebuilt their images after unimaginable devastation through film.
Films in the fantastic mode, such as the horror and monster movies of 1960s and the present will be dealt with as one of the key sites for constituting social fantasy partly sustained by the cultural machinery known as cinema in the age of modernization.
Third, the course evaluates the films as art works interpreting issues and themes in Philippine society, such as censorship and morality, art and commerce, film and politics, authoritarianism and artistic freedom, hispanism and anglosaxonism, patriarchy and the stereotyping of females and gays, and foreign influence and national identity in cinema.
filmstudies.berkeley.edu /course_archive_under.html   (3201 words)

 Film Studies & Screenwriting Courses - Graduate Program - Hollins University
Among the films and literary sources examined closely during the course are Witness for the Prosecution, Rear Window, and Tom Jones, Blow-Up, Noises Off, and Silence of the Lambs.
This course is designed to familiarize new film graduate students with the history and aesthetics of narrative filmmaking.
Among the most influential of all film movements, Italian neorealism broke with the theatrical tradition in cinema and gave a new emphasis to the representation of place, the particulars of an actual environment, and the social and material circumstances in which the characters find themselves.
www.hollins.edu /grad/film/swcourses.htm   (1397 words)

 Part 4: Editing
As her interest grows, the eyeline match (that is the connection between looker and looked) is stressed with matching close-ups of Anna's face and Icarus's falling into the ocean in the painting.Again, this implies that Anna is looking directly at Icarus's body.
Depending on how much movement is included, a long take can make a film tense, stagnant and spell-binding, or daring, flowing and carefree.Indeed, directors like Altman, Welles, Renoir, Angelopoulos, Tarkovski or Mizoguchi have made long takes (usually in combination with deep focus and deep space) an essential part of their film styles.
One of the film's theme songs is played in its entirety, from a slow, elegiac beginning to a frenzy crescendo that is abruptly cut off by the first gunshot.
classes.yale.edu /film-analysis/htmfiles/editing.htm   (3300 words)

This years' winners bring to this event, a variety of film styles, that when woven together create a beautiful expression of what this festival is all about.
This film was made by Joel Guy, who filmed the whales from atop a surfboard, on the outrigger canoe, and underwater.
This film features incredible music performances by various artists and reconnects us to our neighbors and ancestors in the South Pacific.This film was produced and directed by Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier.
www.hawaiioceanfilmfestival.org /pages/past.html   (798 words)

 Film History and Criticism: A Selective Guide to Reference Sources in the
UC Berkeley Libraries
Lists articles on specific films and film subjects in monthly supplements that are cumulated quarterly and annually.
Includes 245, 000 film titles and 98,500 alternative titles; 180,00 actors and actresses' names and 12,500 alternative names and 35,000 director's names in films produced in over 165 countries between 1895 and 1996.
Films are also appraised in relation to others of similar theme and genre, and commentary is provided as to how a given film affected the filmmaker's career.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /MRC/FilmRefGuide.html   (2333 words)

 chicagomediaworks.com - Documentary Film Styles
Rouch did not--and it has come to be appreciated as the most powerful manifestation on film of the effects of colonization upon a subjected people.
One of the crucial films in the cinematic essay genre.
Film about the impossibility of making a documentary--that all docs are "fakes".
www.chicagomediaworks.com /2instructworks/3editing_doc/3editing_docfilmstyles.html   (1324 words)

 Prince on DVD
These DVD audio commentaries examine the film styles, themes and historical context of these key films by directors Akira Kurosawa and Sam Peckinpah.  The commentaries are screen specific, keyed to the action unfolding on screen, but also contextualize the films and directors in terms of their essential cultural and aesthetic issues.
The DVD format is ideal for film criticism and commentary because it permits close attention to the texture and details of film narrative and audio-visual design.
Ran (1985) is Kurosawa’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear, and the commentary examines the connections between film and play, along with Kurosawa’s use of Japan’s period of 16th century civil war as the backdrop for the story.
filebox.vt.edu /s/sprince/dvd.htm   (318 words)

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