After so many years of development, film has gotten stronger and stronger over time. Cinema is art of time. Each frame in cinema is painstaking work of a group of filmmakers. In this era of entertainment to death, films may be called indispensable, but they will also be on doorstep. The Film Situation Subtle changes are also taking place.
In era of fragmented short video traffic, "watching a movie in three minutes" is popular, and more and more people may doubt whether it is worth spending money on a ticket and sitting quietly in cinema for about 2 hours to enjoy Watching whole movie, now many are accustomed to watching before watching watching reviews, stories, etc. is tedious to watch. Films are pure recreation and entertainment. The most sold are only brainless comedies that exploit emotions and blockbusters with popcorn, inside country many traffic stars who do not know how to act in films and vulgar scripts, while bad films run rampant and art fades. All of this has reduced people's knowledge of films to one degree or another, but in fact, not only do we love films, but we also need to rethink films and fully understand this art. you will truly understand all aspects of film and experience more deeply grandeur and charm of film from different perspectives such as professional perspective, film culture and meaning of time.
When a book is reprinted before fourteenth edition, that's enough to prove book's popularity. Not only is it a required reading for film students, but it is also a sought-after job for film buffs. The newly revised 14th edition also keeps up with times in terms of content: it not only contains an analysis of cutting-edge filmmaking technologies such as CGI and motion capture, but also includes a discussion of many types of films and commercial blockbusters. 21st century movies with precious full color footage can resonate more with readers with movies that are closer to current era. "Knowing Films (Revised 14th Edition)" consists of twelve chapters. The first eleven chapters explain professional knowledge of photography, planning, movement, editing, sound, performance, drama, story, screenplay, ideology and theory. The twelfth chapter is a discussion of "ideal" work Citizen Kane, which is most highly acclaimed in history of cinema and most loved by students. It uses previous eleven aspects of film technique to provide a comprehensive analysis of this piece. At end of each chapter, there is an overview and extended reading that summarizes main points of knowledge, as well as an extended reading bibliography for interested readers.
By reading "Knowing Movies (Revised 14th Edition)" and enjoying movies you've seen or watched for first time, you can take your experience to a higher level. When you see a beautiful picture, you will not only praise beauty of frame, you will praise correct use of this "deep-sea lens"; when you find a great story, you won't just be surprised at how well it's written. Awesome, you'll learn this "thematic montage" or "abstract edit" approach is bold and avant-garde; when you finish watching a great work, you will not just finish book easily, you will think about ideology metaphor. completely excavated. Everyone who loves cinema has their own movie list. With this book, you will break out of your usual movie-watching routine and be presented with new and rich multiple options leading to a different and wonderful experience. All films listed in book are classics, and all of them are worthy of appreciation and re-watching.