Form in Film

This pdf on ‘The concept of form in film’ – taken from the old 1993 edition of the book Film Art: An Introduction is useful in relation to how we are exploring form in the OVE studio.

Bordwell, David; Thompson, Kristin. (1993). Film Art: An Introduction. (4th Edition). University of Wisconsin. McGraw-Hill is useful.

The updated version of this discussion in the 2010 edition would be more useful if using this as a source in discussions in PROJECT FOUR (as provided in the readings).

Bordwell, David, and Kristin Thompson. Film Art : An Introduction. 9th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010. Print.

This is a useful quote from this reading in relation to the experiments in this studio:

…A highly innovative work can at first seem odd because it refuses to conform to the norms we expect. Cubist painting, twelve-tone music, and the French “New Novel” of the 1950s seemed difficult initially because of their refusal to adhere to conventions. But a closer look may show that unusual artwork has its own rules, creating an unorthodox formal system, which we can learn to recognize and respond to. Eventually, the new systems offered by such unusual works may themselves furnish conventions and thus create new expectations.

(1993, p.47)