“In The Way Hollywood Tells It, David Bordwell treats us to an analytic account and history of the craft of modern Hollywood filmmaking which is at once concise . Bordwell traces the continuity of this tradition in a wide array of films made The Way Hollywood Tells It: Story and Style in Modern Movies. The way Hollywood tells it: story and style in modern movies Appendix: A Hollywood Timeline, Bradley Schauer and David Bordwell, page .
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The Way Hollywood Tells It by David Bordwell – Paperback – University of California Press
Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Way Hollywood Tells It: Hollywood moviemaking is one of the constants of American life, but how much has it changed since the glory days of the big studios? American filmmakers have created a durable tradition—one that we should not be ashamed to cal Hollywood moviemaking is one of the constants of American life, but how much has it changed since the glory days of the big studios?
American filmmakers have created a durable tradition—one that we should not be ashamed to call artistic, and one that survives in both mainstream entertainment and niche-marketed indie cinema.
Bordwell traces the continuity of this tradition in a wide array of films made sincefrom romantic comedies like Jerry Maguire and Love Actually to more imposing efforts like A Beautiful Mind. He also draws upon testimony from writers, directors, and editors who are acutely conscious of employing proven principles of plot and visual style.
Bordwell examines how imaginative filmmakers have pushed the premises of the system in films such as JFK, Memento, and Magnolia. He discusses generational, technological, and economic factors leading to stability and change in Hollywood cinema and includes close analyses of selected shots and bogdwell.
As it ranges across four decades, examining classics like American Graffiti and The Godfather as well as recent success like The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towersthis book provides a vivid borddwell engaging interpretation of how Hollywood moviemakers have created a vigorous, resourceful tradition of cinematic storytelling that continues to engage audiences around the world.
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The way Hollywood tells it: story and style in modern movies
Three act structures, scene composition, average shot length, and Jerry Magurie. He covers it all. Nov 28, Erinn rated it really liked it. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: David Bordwell writes the textbooks I actually enjoy reading. Bless this man for his clarity and his concise analyses. tellw
The Way Hollywood Tells It: Story and Style in Modern Movies
Apr 25, Kate Wise rated it really liked it. Read this for my American Cinema since class and I can now see why Bordwell is one of the eminent film scholars. A very insightful read! Feb 21, Nikola Lindenberg rated it did not borddwell it.
It is sad that Bordwell is one of the most prolific academics on the topics of film. I wish someone else had written so much of film, and on as many different topics, but with more style and vision. Bordwell’s writing style is tedious, uninspired, and arguments and theories too simplistic. Much like in the case of The Classical Hollywood Cinema: Film Style and Mode of Production to The Classical Hollywood Cinema by the same author, if I wanted to read an encyclopedia of dry film facts, I would have found a different book.
Oct 08, Renato rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 26, Knigel Holmes rated it it was amazing. David Bordwell gives a great analysis of how films have crystallised the older techniques while keeping much of the same visual grammar. He challenges many common assumptions of how films are getting worse. I found this to be insightful, yet although it’s not a bad thing, it can be hard to keep up if one does not know some of the film titles to which he is referring.
If one has seen the films Bordwell talks about, they can get a better understand and perspective. If, however, one hasn’t seen suc David Bordwell gives a great analysis of how films have crystallised the older techniques while keeping much of the same visual grammar.
If, however, one hasn’t seen such films, one can get many great recommendations for films to see. Feb 20, Jeremy rated it liked it Shelves: Interesting book on how many of the conventions of movie-making have been consistent over the past or so years. For me, the full treatment for certain scenes in movies was the most interesting: He really analyzes the story of Jerry Maguire, for example, drawing comparisons to other work; and he compares the direction of three movies with each other to show how the Directors approached a similar scene hollywokd and how their approach changed how the viewer perceived the scene.
Apr 09, Elliot Panek rated it really liked it Recommends it for: If it weren’t so overly defensive, it’d be a perfect handbook for directors.
Aug 23, Justin Roberts rated it it was amazing. I’m now a David Bordwell fan. Bordwell offers some interesting and, at times, sweeping insights concerning the evolution of style in film, but he never fails to back it up with a deep well of cinematic references.
His passion for film history is evident and this book will be enjoyed by anyone who shares that tbe love of cinema.
May 14, Haimaneltohamy rated it it was amazing. A must-reed to understand the craft of storytelling in Hollywood. Jan 30, Amanda rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hlllywood great look at contemporary film story and style from the ever-delightful, ever-brilliant David Bordwell. Fhe and engaging to read, as always. Tim rated it really liked it Jan 24, Tim rated it it was amazing May 16, Mark rated it liked it Jul 14, Stephanie rated it really liked it May 03, Noel rated it really liked it Aug 14, John rated it really liked it Feb 13, Daniel rated it really liked it Feb 02, Milan rated it really liked it Dec 09, Kasper rated it really liked it Feb 28, Telsl rated it uollywood liked it Jan 15, Maegan rated it really liked it Sep 17, John rated it really liked it Apr 05, James Brown rated it liked it Feb 16, David rated it really liked it Jan 04, Jandy rated it liked it May 07, Terence rated it it was amazing Jan 20, Michael rated it liked it Aug 07, Hannah rated it liked it Dec 14, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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