[AB#10] Teaching with Trailers

Bibliography Hamel (2012) ‘Teaching with trailers: The pedagogical value of previews for introducing film analysis’, Journal of Film and Video, 64(4), p. 38 Having confirmed a fear of students failing the lesson of analysing film style, Hamel suggests that the problem stems from his teaching method. Based on material from books, Hamel’s research led him […]

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[AB#9] Television’s tortured misfits: Authenticity, method acting, and Americanness in the Midcentury

Bibliography Schneider, M.A. (2016) ‘Television’s tortured misfits: Authenticity, method acting, and Americanness in the Midcentury “Slice-of-Life” anthology drama’, Journal of Film and Video, 68(3-4), p. 30 This article implies that method acting emphasizes personal experience, emotion, and imagination as a resource to characterise an actor. “Rather than acting a part, one must ‘live the part’” […]

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[AB#8] Evolution of craft or revolution in production

Bibliography Mateer, J. (2014) ‘Digital cinematography: Evolution of craft or revolution in production?’, Journal of Film and Video, 66(2), pp. 3–14 Evolution of craft or revolution in production confirms the impact of digital technology in the filmmaking process. This article suggests a variety of elements that make cinematography and how it has emerged over the […]

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[AB#7] Ways of Seeing, John Berger

Bibliography Berger, J. (2008) Ways of Seeing. London: Penguin Classics. Ways of Seeing contains arguments about theory and explores the gap between how we associate art with words. John Berger organises thoughts through several different essays containing words and images. I chose this book because it contributes to the understanding the language of images. Ways […]

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[AB#6] Film Nior, William Luhr

  Bibliography Luhr, W. (2012) Film noir. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd). Film noir is a style of film with cinematography that menace and doom. This book discusses strategies of film noir and its nature to be appealing to audiences. Film Noir also explores the difficulty in defining a genre […]

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[AB#5] Film and reform: John Grierson and the documentary film movement

Aitken, I. (2013) Film and reform: John Grierson and the documentary film movement. London: Routledge. John Grierson was the founder of the documentary film movement. Film and Reform identifies the major influence on John Grierson’s contribution to the movement during the interwar period. Using essays and other materials, Film and Reform claims that Grierson’s academic […]

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