Sunday, 31 August 2008

Cinebeats - a real find for studying 60s and 70s films

This is useful for spectatorship and for the comprehensive links to other film blogs, etc. I've also placed this blog in "links for researching fims" in the bottom right hand corner of this blog. That group of links is getting a little cumbersome so I'll break it into some subsections soon.

Saturday, 16 August 2008

David Bordwell on studying cinema

Much of what Professor David Bordwell argues here is relevant for understanding the reasons for undertaking a course in film studies.

There are several essays and articles on Bordwell's site and they are well worth reading to develop one's ability to analyse films. Here's one on film technique: The Hook: Scene Transitions in Classical Cinema. Bordwell's use of film images to support his points should also be seen as the model to follow when writing essays.