Beautifully illustrated with hundreds of 4-color images from the movies you love, this book is the last one you will need to understand the artistic and technical considerations of making a genre film. Author Danny Draven walks you through the aesthetic, narrative, and camera techniques necessary to understand the basic formula that genre adheres to, and then shows you how to create an original work within that context.
Berlin School Glossary is the first major publication to mark the increasing international importance of a group of contemporary German and Austrian filmmakers initially known by the name the Berlin School: Christian Petzold, Thomas Arslan, Christoph Hochhäusler, Jessica Hausner and others. The study elaborates on the innovative strategies and formal techniques that distinguish these films, specifically questions of movement, space, spectatorship, representation, desire, location and narrative. Abandoning the usual format of essay-length analyses of individual films and directors, the volume is organized as an actual glossary with entries such as bad sex, cars, the cut, endings, familiar places, forests, ghosts, hotels, interiority, landscapes, siblings, surveillance, swimming pools and wind. This unique format combined with an informative introduction will be essential to scholars and fans of the German New Wave. 2b1af7f3a8