Film Style and Interpretation
By (author) John Gibbs
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Mise-en-Scene by John Gibbs
Book DescriptionExplores the fundamental concepts of composition, framing, costume and set design in cinema. In uncovering the history of mise-en-scene within academic film studies and popular film criticism, John Gibbs offers a full introduction to this central component of film analysis and provides detailed readings of such films as Rebel Without a Cuase, Imitation of Life and Lone Star. Explores the fundamental concepts of composition, framing, costume and set design in cinema. In uncovering the history of mise-en-scene within academic film studies and popular film criticism, John Gibbs offers a full introduction to this central component of film analysis and provides detailed readings of such films as Rebel Without a Cuase, Imitation of Life and Lone Star. It provides a review of the historical significance of mise-en-scene and its role in the critical discovery of Hollywood cinema. In inviting viewers and critics to consider the importance of a sensitive approach to film style, the book provides a useful tool for the critical understanding of interpretative methodologies in film reading and the expression of visual style.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781903364062
(200mm x 150mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Gibbs
Life of Mise-en-Scene, Hardback (March 2014)
Offers a critical history of key debates about visual style in British film journals in the postwar period
Close-up 01, Paperback (October 2005)
An annual series devoted to the analysis of film and television. Each volume contains three extended individual studies all dedicated to the detailed investigation of the many aesthetic choices that create a film's form and determine its meanings.
Style and Meaning, Paperback (May 2005)» View all books by John Gibbs
Approaches to the detailed analysis of film and related questions about interpretation and value are once again being widely debated in film studies. Style and meaning is the first edited collection for many years to focus on these matters. All the essays centre on methods of close analysis and ground their discussion in the detail of films.
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Author Biography - John Gibbs
John Gibbs is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the London College of Printing, the London Institute.
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