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Author Shargel, Raphael, 1965-

Title Understanding movies [sound recording] : the art and history of film / by Raphael Shargel.

Publication Info. Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2008]
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 Nichols Adult Books on CD Nonfiction Oversize  791.4309 SHA    AVAILABLE
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Description 7 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (80 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm)
Series Modern scholar.
Performer Professor Raphael Shargel.
Note "14 lectures, 7 compact discs"
Accompanying course guide includes bibliographical references.
Summary This course covers the history and aesthetics of the movies. It traces the experiments and innovations that gave rise to the modern cinema, developing a vocabulary that helps explain the variety of choices filmmakers make when they construct shots and edit them together.
Contents The origins of cinema and the grammar of film -- Film imagery and the theory of montage -- Storytelling in the 1930s and Stagecoach -- Citizen Kane: an American masterpiece -- World War II and the cinema of community: Casablanca; Now, Voyager; and It's a Wonderful Life -- Noir and neorealism: Bicycle Thieves and On the Waterfront -- Love and the mirror of death: Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo -- Widescreen: The world writ large and intimate: The Apartment -- The new wave in France: The 400 Blows and Week-end -- The American new wave I: Politics and family: The Godfather -- The American New Wave II: The social canvas: Nashville -- The rule of the blockbuster: Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark -- Gender, race and the varieties of cinematic experience: Vagabond, Do the Right Thing, and Lone Star -- The contemporary maverick: Goodfellas, Million Dollar Baby, Persepolis.
Subject Motion pictures -- History -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN 9781436141666
9781436141673 (booklet)
1436141672 (booklet)
Music No. UC128 Recorded Books
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