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Video Essays: The Video Essay
The Video Essay
The Video Essay
The video essay focuses is the same as a written essay, but in video form, it relates to topics on film and comments on film as its own language. They have a similar structure to the written essay, including an introduction, body, and conclusion.
The Language and Style of Film Criticismbrings together original essays from an international range of academics and film critics highlighting the achievements, complexities and potential of film criticism. In recent years, in contrast to the theoretical, historical and cultural study of film, film criticism has been relatively marginalised, especially within the academy. This book highlights the distinctiveness of film criticism and addresses ways in which it can take a more central place within the academy and develop in dynamic ways outside it. The Language and Style of Film Criticismis essential reading for academics, teachers, students and journalists who wish to understand and appreciate the language and style of film criticism.
Why have certain kinds of documentary and non-narrative films emerged as the most interesting, exciting, and provocative movies made in the last twenty years? Ranging from the films of Ross McElwee (Bright Leaves) and Agnes Varda (The Gleaners and I) to those of Abbas Kiarostami (Close Up) andAri Folman (Waltz with Bashir), such films have intrigued viewers who at the same time have struggled to categorize them.
Filmosophy is a provocative new manifesto for a radically philosophical way of understanding cinema. It coalesces twentieth-century ideas of film as thought (from Hugo Monsterberg to Gilles Deleuze) into a practical theory of "film-thinking," arguing that film style conveys poetic ideas through a constant dramatic "intent" about the characters, spaces, and events of film. Discussing contemporary filmmakers such as Bela Tarr and the Dardenne brothers, this timely contribution to the study of film and philosophy will provoke debate among audiences and filmmakers alike.
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