Grammar of the Film Language

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Silman-James Press, 1991 - Performing Arts - 624 pages
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This unique magnum opus -- 640 pages and 1,500 illustrations -- of the visual narrative techniques that form the "language of filmmaking has found an avid audience among student filmmakers everywhere. This "language" is basic to the very positioning and moving of players and cameras, as well as the sequencing and pacing of images. It does not date as new technologies alter the means of capturing images on film and tape. Basic to the very scripting of a scene or planning of a shoot Arijon's visual narrative formulas will enlighten anyone involved in the film industry -- including producers, directors, writers and animators etc.

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This book is the book that I recommend to anyone who wants to start thinking about making a film. The title is appropriate: Arijon provides a practical and thorough visual breakdown of the possible ... Read full review

Contents

FILM LANGUAGE AS A SYSTEM OF VISUAL
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DIALOGUE INVOLVING FOUR OR MORE
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Action and reaction
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