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Black and White Cinema free pdf From the glossy monochrome of the classic Hollywood romance, to the gritty greyscale of the gangster picture, to film noir s moody interplay of light and shadow, black-and-white cinematography has been used to create a remarkably wide array of tones. Yet today, with black-and-white film stock nearly impossible to find, these cinematographic techniques are virtually extinct, and filmgoers appreciation of them is similarly waning. "Black and White Cinema "is the first study to consider the use of black-and-white as an art form in its own right, providing a comprehensive and global overview of the era when it flourished, from the 1900s to the 1960s. Acclaimed film scholar Wheeler Winston Dixon introduces us to the masters of this art, discussing the signature styles and technical innovations of award-winning cinematographers like James Wong Howe, Gregg Toland, Freddie Francis, and Sven Nykvist. Giving us a unique glimpse behind the scenes, Dixon also reveals the creative teams from lighting technicians to matte painters whose work profoundly shaped the look of black-and-white cinema. More than just a study of film history, this book is a rallying cry, meant to inspire a love for the artistry of black-and-white film, so that we might work to preserve this important part of our cinematic heritage. Lavishly illustrated with more than forty on-the-set stills, "Black and White Cinema "provides a vivid and illuminating look at a creatively vital era. "

About Wheeler W Dixon

WHEELER WINSTON DIXON is the James Ryan Professor of Film Studies, the coordinator of the film studies program, and a professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is a filmmaker and the author or editor of numerous works, including"Death of the Moguls: The End of Classical Hollywood"- the best-selling"A Short History of Film"now in its second edition, coauthored with Gwendolyn Audrey Foster (both by Rutgers University Press)- and"Cinema at the Margins"- "Streaming: Movies, Media, and Instant Access.""

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Author : Wheeler W Dixon
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Data Published : 06 November 2015
ISBN : 0813572428
EAN : 9780813572420
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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