The Complete Film Dictionary

The Complete Film Dictionary

by IraKonigsberg (Author)


This is a lexicon of film as art, technology and industry which contains over 3500 entries. Concerned with both professional and amateur film-making, it defines practices and achievements, from the earliest experiments with moving images in the Renaissance to the marvels in cinematography today. It also encompasses practical terminology - words dealing with camera and lighting techniques, technical terminology - how films are made, the language of business, production and box office - explaining the economics, history and evolution of the film industry. Definitions of concepts and techniques for all major film types - fictional, documentary and experimental - are included. The entries range in length from a single sentence definitions to short discursive essays and are cross-referenced to enable the reader to explore related areas and to put each discussion in its proper context. It is directed towards students, professional film makers and film buffs. The author has published numerous articles and teaches film and literature courses.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 27 Oct 1988

ISBN 10: 0747503028
ISBN 13: 9780747503026