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Cameras

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...One of the first recognised technical problems of cinema was how to take a sharp moving image that then could be clearly replayed by a projector. The technical and scientific problems posed motivated scientists and engineers to continually...

Michael Tolkin

Projections 4½ : In association with Positif: Film-makers on Film-making

Faber & Faber Limited, 1995

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... slide away. Mr Sensible Advice in a clear tenor, Mr Loyalty. So loyal that I don't think he was ever killed in a movie; what a violation for him if he'd been killed off! Cruelty, needless cruelty. Did Allen Jenkins ever die in a film? I...

Widescreen

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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... to be consciously presented to the spectator by the film-maker. MICHAEL ALLEN Rebel Without a Cause (USA 1955 p.c – Warner Bros.; d – Nicholas Ray) Troubled teenager Jim Stark in Rebel Without a Cause was James Dean’s second starring role....

Multimedia Technologies

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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... sophisticated special-effects feature films depend on this tension. MICHAEL ALLEN Display of virtuoso special effects in James Cameron’s Terminator 2 Judgment Day Cost has also been a determining factor in the physical location...

Introduction

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...The motion picture did not originate as art, but as a machine. They were invented. That is, the machinery that makes pictures, and that makes them motion pictures, was invented. Thus the term motion pictures means the device as well...

Digital Video

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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... of the transformation of high-end professional production practices, a revolution that will continue to have far-reaching consequences.MICHAEL ALLENSky Captain and the World of Tomorrow: produced outside the economic stranglehold of the major studiosThe...

Editing

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...During the earliest years of cinema, films consisted of single shots and therefore required no editing. However, sequences of such films, especially those relating to the same subject – the Spanish–American or Boer wars, for example – were...

Alternative Production Formats

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...‘From the moment 35mm was established as the professional production format, the dominant film industry has either consciously or unconsciously positioned alternative production media formats – 16mm, 8mm and video – as inferior...
... fatale. But Stage Fright, mindful of Jonathan’s guilt, includes another man for the heroine: ‘Ordinary’ Smith (Michael Wilding), a detective inspector investigating the murder case. As part of her plan to help Jonathan, Eve befriends...

Forms 1890–1920

The French Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2018

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... Le Feu, Paris, Flammarion. M Bardèche. and R Brasillach. (1938) History of the Film, London, George Allen & Unwin. A Bazin (1967) ‘The Myth of Total Cinema’, What is Cinema?, Berkeley, University of California Press, vol. 1, 7–22. D...