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Art Direction

Michael Ryan

Dr Sean Michael Ryan is a Lecturer in Biblical Studies, Heythrop College, University of London Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Melissa Lenos

Melissa Lenos is Assistant Professor of English, Donnelly College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Film Analysis : Technique and Meaning in Narrative Film

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Art direction or production design constructs the visual and aural environment of a film. The choice of location or the design of the set is an active agent in creating meaning, as are lighting, color, and sound.Location and set design...

Camera Work

Michael Ryan

Dr Sean Michael Ryan is a Lecturer in Biblical Studies, Heythrop College, University of London Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Melissa Lenos

Melissa Lenos is Assistant Professor of English, Donnelly College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Film Analysis : Technique and Meaning in Narrative Film

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...When you watch a film, you see it through the camera’s eye, so where the camera is placed and how it moves are crucial constituents of film meaning.Shots vary enormously in meaning. Close-ups often convey a sense of intimacy...

Technicolor Adventures — Interiors

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

Book chapter

...When a film unit has finished the main shooting on a set, any odd, unimportant bits left to shoot — a close-up of a cigarette smudged in an ashtray, a letter — all these dreary minutiae are left to be done later, by a very small crew...

Technicolor Goes to War

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

Book chapter

...In the summer of 1939 I was in Sicily working contentedly on a commercial for Cadbury’s milk chocolate. It seemed a long way from the machinations of Hitler and the inexorable advent of war.One evening after work I was having a drink...

Technicolor Adventures — Exteriors

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

Book chapter

...British Technicolor was born in a stable. One casual day as I passed the old stables at Denham I saw crates being unpacked and was introduced to half a dozen Americans with wonderful hats who had that resolute pilgrim look: George Cave...

La Belle France – Again

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

Book chapter

...After the rigours of Hathaway I needed to get away from it all and what better holiday than to make another documentary with my preposterous old friend Jean Bernard in Paris.Jean was short, jovial, with a large middle section and a tiny...

Flynn

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

Book chapter

...In the summer of 1953 I was working on Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Master of Ballantrae on location in Cornwall; its star was the inimitable Errol Flynn. While we were shooting, the assistant director rushed on to the set to say that Flynn...

Crossing the Rubicon

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

Book chapter

...The Informer was the last big silent film to be made in England. When it was finished, my career as a Vichy waterboy ended too. I now stepped on to the lowest rung of the camera department ladder as a number boy. I knew nothing about...

Expectations Fulfilled

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

Book chapter

...My career as a director had not, so far, been an awesome success: two low-budget B-pictures. The press had not been kind. Their verdict on my new career was ‘Why should Cardiff (flatteringly labelled “Britain’s best cameraman”) leave his...

Fade In …

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

Book chapter

...The music soared into the usual persuasive volume over the end title. Sons and Lovers, my first important film as a director, was up for judgement at the Cannes Festival and I sat in the front row of the circle, my mouth completely dry.The...