“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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Critic Reviews “David Bordwell is our best writer on the cinema. No art form is as instantly and continuously gratifying as film. Account Options Sign in. I find David Bordwell’s book to be simply astonishing. Interesting book on how many of the conventions of movie-making have been consistent over the past or so years. By showing, often in shot-by-shot detail, how films communicate through style as much as subject and story, his book is liberating, allowing us to see precisely what films are doing, and why.

The resulting study is clear-eyed and comprehensive, easily the best book on the subject so far. Terence rated it it was amazing Jan 20, Because he sees movies so freshly and deeply he isn’t deceived by the usual categories and finds excellence and experiment in unexpected places. Hollywood moviemaking is one of the constants of American life, but how much has it changed since the glory days of the big studios?

Aug 23, Justin Roberts rated it it was amazing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Succinct yet comprehensive, A Short History of Film provides an accessible overview of the major movements, directors, studios, and genres from the s to the present.

Easy Rider, Raging Bulls follows the wild ride that was Hollywood in the 70s – an unabashed celebration of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll both on screen and off and a climate where innovation and experimentation reigned supreme. Account Options Sign in.

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Professor Raphael Shargel Narrated by: People who bought this also bought Lists with This Book. Hollywoood should be embraced by everyone who loves the cinema. His thoughts and ideas are typical of how an academic thinks the creative process can be understood by using his analytical powers. A Hollywood Timeline Kasper rated it really liked it Feb 28, He discusses boddwell, technological, and economic factors leading to stability and change in Hollywood cinema and includes close analyses of selected shots and sequences.

Bordwell traces the continuity of this tradition in hollywooe wide array of films made sincefrom romantic comedies like Jerry Maguire and Love Actually to more imposing efforts like A Beautiful Mind. He covers it all. I’m now a David Bordwell fan. About the Book Hollywood moviemaking is one of the constants of American life, but how much has it changed since the glory days of the big studios?

Tim rated it it was amazing May 16, 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 hells. Story and Style in Te,ls Movies. Selected pages Title Page. For decades, hidden from the public eye, William Morris agents made the deals that determined the fate of stars, studios, and networks alike.

The Way Hollywood Tells It: Story and Style in Modern Movies by David Bordwell

Hannah rated it liked it Dec 14, David Bordwell gives a great analysis of how films have crystallised the older techniques while keeping much of the same visual grammar. This course covers the history and aesthetics of the movies. There is no shortage of scholarly literature on contemporary Hollywood, but none of it lives up to the standards set by Bordwell here.

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But who was he really? The Way Hollywood Tells It: The Way Hollywood Tells It: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. David Bordwell brings to the surface two very valuable aspects throughout the course of his analysis of storytelling in films, both past and present among many other storytelling techniques. 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.

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Feb 21, Nikola Lindenberg rated it did not like it. Three act structures, hollywooe composition, average shot length, and Jerry Magurie. Bordwell examines how imaginative filmmakers have pushed the premises of the system in films such tepls JFK, Memento, and Magnolia. He challenges many common assumptions of how films are getting worse. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: A breakdown of the other books on screenwriting and structure, the good, the bad, the valuable.

The way Hollywood tells it: story and style in modern movies

He is deeply informed about films, he loves them, and he writes about them with a clarity and perception that makes the prose itself a joy to read. 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.

If one has seen the films Bordwell talks about, they can get a better understand and perspective.