Letterboxed : The Evolution of Widescreen Cinema (Hardcover)

Author: Cossar, Harper

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*Author: Cossar, Harper *Subtitle: The Evolution of Widescreen Cinema *Publication Date: 2010/12/13 *Number of Pages: 293 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 9.00


Publisher Univ Pr of Kentucky
Mfg Part# 9780813126517
SKU 216083576
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0813126517
Release Date 12/1/2010
Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1T
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Annotation This imaginative analysis of widescreen cinema and its impact upon movie genres regards how widescreen sharply changed the aesthetics of film after replacing the earlier square screen. The book, spanning the dawn of film to the publication date, illustrates an early use of an artificial widescreen to depict isolation and loneliness when director D. W. Griffith blacks out the top and bottom of a square screen to convert it into widescreen for a single scene in 1919. Accounts of early widescreen, including John Wayne's debut in a 1930 western, feature explanations of how camera placement subtly affects the viewing experience.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0304
Publisher University Press of Kentucky
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