Minding movies, observations on the art, craft, and business of filmmaking, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson
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  • Minding movies
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  • observations on the art, craft, and business of filmmaking
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  • David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson
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  • eng
Summary
  • Overview: Minding Movies presents a selection from over three hundred essays on genre movies, art films, animation, and the business of Hollywood that have graced Bordwell and Thompson's blog. Informal pieces, conversational in tone but grounded in three decades of authoritative research, the essays gathered here range from in-depth analyses of individual films such as Slumdog Millionaire and Inglourious Basterds to adjustments of Hollywood media claims and forays into cinematic humor. For Bordwell and Thompson, the most fruitful place to begin is how movies are made, how they work, and how they work on us. Written for film lovers, these essays-on topics ranging from Borat to blockbusters and back again-will delight current fans and gain new enthusiasts. Serious but not solemn, vibrantly informative without condescension, and above all illuminating reading, Minding Movies offers ideas sure to set film lovers thinking-and keep them returning to the silver screen
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  • Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • illustrations
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  • non fiction
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  • bibliography
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  • 645790898
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  • The business -- World rejects Hollywood blockbusters!? -- Live with it! there'll always be sequels. Good thing, too -- Superheroes for sale -- What won the weekend? or, how to understand box-office figures -- Snakes, no; Borat, yes: not all internet publicity is the same -- Don't knock the blockbusters -- Writing about movies -- In critical condition -- Love isn't all you need -- Do filmmakers deserve the last word? -- Crix nix variety's tics -- Film as art -- But what kind of art? -- This is your brain on movies, maybe -- Movies still matter -- Storytelling and style -- Anatomy of the action picture -- Times go by turns -- Grandmaster flashback -- Originality and origin stories -- Good actors spell good acting -- By Annie standards -- Unsteadicam chronicles -- Pausing and chortling: a tribute to Bob Clampett -- Films -- A behemoth from the dead zone -- Cronenberg's violent reversals -- The movie looks back at us -- Lessons from Babel -- Slumdogged by the past -- Rat rapture -- A welcome basterdization -- Into the future -- New media and old storytelling -- The celestial multiplex -- Take my film, please
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