Faculty of Communication & Design
By: John Reich, Genesee Community College
This open textbook contains eight chapters of the major areas of film construction and production, including: theme; genre; narrative structure’ character portrayal; story; plot; directing style; cinematography; and editing.
Includes: instructor resources, production and cinematography assignments.
Attribution: Exploring Movie Construction and Production: What’s so Exciting about Movies? by John Reich is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.
By: Russell Sharman, University of Arkansas in Fayetteville
By: Thomas Elsaesser
In the face of renewed competition from Hollywood since the early 1980s and the challenges posed to Europe’s national cinemas by the fall of the Wall in 1989, independent filmmaking in Europe has begun to re-invent itself. European Cinema: Face to Face with Hollywood re-assesses the different debates and presents a broader framework for understanding the forces at work since the 1960s. These include the interface of “world cinema” and the rise of Asian cinemas, the importance of the international film festival circuit, the role of television, as well as the changing aesthetics of auteur cinema. New audiences have different allegiances, and new technologies enable networks to reshape identities, but European cinema still has an important function in setting critical and creative agendas, even as its economic and institutional bases are in transition
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