Theatre w/Anatoly * Film *
* Use to link to Virtual Theatre pages! FILM-PHILOSOPHY

Sight, Sound, Motion: Applied Media Aesthetics Developed at San Francisco State University, this textbook isolates the five fundamental image elements of television and film--light and color, 2D space, 3D space, time/motion, and sound--examines their aesthetic characteristics and potentials, and structures them in their respective aesthetic fields. The fourth edition adds sections on inductive shot sequences, electronic cinema, and alternative storytelling techniques. ***





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On my Theatre sites I have only one film directory -- (THR334 Film & Movies class).


• View films and read screenplays
• Lectures on fundamental concepts
• Analysis and discussion of films and screenplays


Film w/Anatoly: Directing + Theory 2005:
* Two Tarkovsky pages @ Mirror & Rublev ("Sacrifice" doc hour) for Russian Cinema & USSR + in Russian *
Virtual Theatre
NEW: Total Acting & Total Directing 2005...


2006: Total Directing = stage + film

* 2006 * new (film analysis) pages: eisen & eisenstein, silent, soviet cinema, kurosawa, tarkovsky ....

Film Acting: Eisenstein vs. Pudovkin (two original concepts) *

Gateway page to Film-North website

2004: Theatre is the oldest art form, film -- the newest. In postmodern times we say -- media...
FYI. This is the only main directory film page at vtheatre, the rest is at Film-North and some at Ant Theatre & Film. There are several pages in film directory on history of cinema and national schools of filmmaking (Europe, Russia, Japan, Italy, US), but if you want some system in viewing them, go for my film classes pages. Film & Drama, Visions of the Northern Mind or see Film Mining (new directory, mostly links for filmmaking).

In the Spring 2000 I teach Fundamentals of Film & Video Directions and therefore the class page will have the most updated links. Also, all students are required to subscribe to Directors' Forum -- you can do it too.

The class project is the video version of 12th Night, which I direct on UAF Main Stage. We plan to web-broadcast it at the end of the semester -- see Virtual Theatre.

There is a page vFilm on cinematic aesthetics applicable to web-broadcasting.

If you are very new to filmmaking or film studies, go to 200X Aesthetic Appreciation class-page, where Film is the entrance medium for Theatre, Art and Music.

I try to arrange the link in a new way @ Mining Film and I will be an editor for Absolute Authority portal in Film Study and Theatre categories -- the places to look for links.

For directors I recommend my corner @ Open Directory (Netscape) -- Performance Arts: Theatre: Directing.

If you are looking for schools, check out Theatre UAF, University of Alaska Fairbanks Theatre & Film Department.

Next Fall project (2000) is The Importance of Being Earnest, see New @ Theatre w/Anatoly page for updates.

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Since I do not teach film history, I select only my favorite directors to represent each national cinema.

100 years -- 100 films: what do you think?

My Favorites: see Film, Video, DVD htmlgear lists!

FSTudy Harvard U *

You have to read Virtual Theatre Files in order to understand fully my interest in film. In short, film aesthetics and technology are coming to the web... maybe now the term "movie theatres" finally w3ill become total. Yes, the future of film and theatre are in the same place.
When? If you're young, you, my friend, will using this new way of self expression and communication... I call it "Language of Angels" (POV). Oh, silly! You thought it's "movies" or "video-games"? Entertainment! Yeah, yeah, this is how any child learn to walk and speak -- games!

The best to learn -- when you enjoy the process so much that you do not know ... you are learning!

* Film Study * Classic Cinema * Film Theory * Genre Study *
How to Read a Film: The World of Movies, Media, and Multimedia : Language, History, Theory by James Monaco Richard Gilman referred to How to Read a Film as simply "the best single work of its kind." Janet Maslin of The New York Times Book Review marveled at James Monaco's ability to collect "an enormous amount of useful information and assemble it in an exhilaratingly simple and systematic way." And Richard Roud, Director of the New York Film Festival stated, "Anyone who writes about film, who is interested in film seriously, just has to have it." Clearly, few books on film have met with such critical acclaim as How to Read a Film. Since its original publication in 1977, this hugely popular book has become the definitive source on film and media. Now, James Monaco offers a completely revised and rewritten third edition that brings every major aspect of this dynamic medium right up to the present day. Looking at film from many vantage points, Monaco discusses the elements necessary to understand how a film conveys its meaning, and, more importantly, how the audience can best discern all that a film is attempting to communicate. He begins by setting movies in the context of the more traditional arts such as the novel, painting, photography, theater--even music--demonstrating that film as a narrative technique is directly comparable to these older mediums. He points out that much of what we see and experience in film can be traced directly back to other art forms. Accordingly, as film is a technology as well as an art, he examines the intriguing science of cinema and follows the development of the electronic media and its parallel growth with film during this century. A new chapter on multimedia brings media criticism into the late 1990s with a thorough discussion of such topics as virtual reality and cyberspace and their relationship to film. Monaco goes on to show how film operates as a language, describing the various techniques and concepts responsible for the often visceral reactions that only film can elicit.

©Anatoly Antohin 1999-2005 * Not to be reproduced in whole or in part without permission of the author. THR w/Anatoly *

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I resigned from the Open Directory as Editor for Film, Directing and Theory (no time).

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Requiem script (to use in class)
FS Yale TERMS: Mise en scène This French term comes originally from the theatre where it refers to 'putting the scene together.'

In film language it refers to
- setting and props (including architecture and interior design)
- costume, hairstyles and make-up
- body language and facial expressions of the characters
- the use of colour and design

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ISSUS: Tarkovsky vs. Eisenstein + North vs. South + West & East + "Wild West" (USA) + Russian & Soviet


"Black Square" (Concept) - click at any point and get to new film-north pages! (new window)
Malevich, Kasimir * Black Square [1913] 1923-29 * Oil on canvas 41 3/4 x 41 7/8 in. (106.2 x 106.5 cm.) State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg