Cinematic overtures : how to read opening scenes
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Published
New York : Columbia University Press, [2017].
ISBN
9780231182249, 0231182244, 9780231182256, 0231182252
Physical Desc
xi, 188 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
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Framingham State - MainPN1994 .I4645 2017On Shelf
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Published
New York : Columbia University Press, [2017].
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9780231182249, 0231182244, 9780231182256, 0231182252

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-174) and index.
Description
A great movie's first few minutes provide the key to the rest of the film. ..., they draw the viewer in, setting up the thematic concerns and stylistic approach that will be developed over the course of the narrative. [Some] sequences lead the viewer to trust the filmmakers. Other times, opening shots are intentionally misleading....From Joe Gillis's voice-over in Sunset Boulevard as he lies dead in a swimming pool to the hallucinatory opening of Apocalypse Now, from the stream-of-consciousness montage as found in Hiroshima, Mon Amour to the slowly unfolding beginning of Schindler's List, [the book] analyzes opening shots from a range of Hollywood as well as international films. Including dozens of frame enlargements that illustrate the strategies of opening scenes,--,from publisher data.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Insdorf, A. (2017). Cinematic overtures: how to read opening scenes . Columbia University Press.

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Insdorf, Annette. 2017. Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes. Columbia University Press.

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Insdorf, Annette. Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes Columbia University Press, 2017.

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Insdorf, Annette. Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes Columbia University Press, 2017.

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