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Discovering Short Films

The History and Style of Live-Action Fiction Shorts

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    • Cynthia Felando
    Pages 1-17
  3. Storytelling and Style: The Classical Short

    • Cynthia Felando
    Pages 65-93
  4. Storytelling and Style: The Art Short

    • Cynthia Felando
    Pages 95-134
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 135-195

About this book

As film history's oldest and one of today's most prominent forms, the live-action short film has both historical and contemporary significance. Felando discusses the historical significance of the short film, identifies the fiction short's conventions, and offers two general research categories: the classical short and the art short.

Keywords

  • Short films
  • live-action fiction shorts
  • short film history
  • short film criticism
  • short film analysis
  • art
  • fiction
  • film
  • film history
  • history
  • history of literature
  • style

Reviews

"Films started out short, and short films - from television commercials and episodes, to music videos, to cartoons, to YouTube embeds, to instructional material - dominate our lives. Almost all serious film criticism has been about full-length movies, but perhaps because we just don't notice enough our own immersion in the culture of the short. Felando's book - erudite, subtle, careful, persuasive, and insightful - shows how one category of short film (live action fiction film) can become art, akin to the short story in literature, and how, like any art, it uses all the cultural resources at its command to do exciting and unprecedented things. Discovering Short Films is of single importance, not only because it notices a new form of art, one based on visual and narrative experiences so central to our lives that we never give them a second thought, but also because of the wealth of knowledge, insight, and critical guidance it offers us." - William Flesch, Brandeis University, USA

About the author

Cynthia Felando is Continuing Lecturer in the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

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Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-137-48436-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)