Ebert's Bigger Little Movie Glossary by Roger Ebert

By Roger Ebert

I'm no longer marking this as retail given that I received it with DRM already got rid of yet it's definitely a formal retail replica - Adept markup and all...

The renowned movie critic bargains a compilation of witty and clever observations in regards to the movie lexicon, together with "Fruit Cart," a chase scene via an ethnic or overseas locale, or "The Non-Answering Pet," concerning a useless puppy in a horror movie

A fixture in Roger Ebert's Video spouse, the thesaurus of motion picture phrases has tried to spot and label these cliches and inevitable advancements that turn into wearying to the devoted motion picture lover. as a result, Ebert and dependable lovers have penned wit-filled phrases to create a digital lexicon of the inane in film.

Dan Seitz (wannabe filmmaker) wrote:

If you're employed as a filmmaker or in tv, no matter if as a pastime, your occupation or your obssession, you wish THIS publication. Screenwriters for either movie and television specially want this, because it offers mostly with storytelling cliches, however it additionally lists visible ones in cinematography, in angles, in casting and normally mise-en-scene that it's completely the most important for the director to prevent. This publication will make you a greater filmmaker simply on advantage of being conscious of what's been performed to death.

It's additionally helpful around the board. whereas it always rips into the extra standardized genres (like slasher flicks or motion movies), it additionally chainsaws such universal cliches as "The puppy Homosexual" ("he can speak ceaselessly approximately intercourse, supplied he by no means has any himself", latest criminal: "The subsequent top Thing" and "Will and Grace" ), "Baked Potato People" (the mild lunatics within the asylum that exhibit the surface global is loopy; newest criminal: "K-PAX" ), and extra sophisticated ones just like the fats man rule; if a gaggle of guys are making plans an break out, the fats one often can't be trusted.

This is a really humorous e-book, yet it's additionally especially true, and if we made all people at the moment making videos take a seat and browse the rattling factor, we'd have larger videos, or at the very least diverse cliches. enjoyable for the armchair movie freak, yet completely the most important for the filmmaker.

Show description

Read or Download Ebert's Bigger Little Movie Glossary PDF

Best film books

The Art of the Moving Picture

"In the sphere of movie aesthetics, it's the first vital American paintings, nonetheless important--The artwork of the relocating photograph is excellent. "
--Stanley Kauffmann

Written in 1915, The artwork of the relocating photo via poet Vachel Lindsay is the 1st publication to regard videos as artwork. Lindsay writes a super research of the early silent movies (including numerous now misplaced films). he's terribly prescient in regards to the way forward for motion picture making--particularly concerning the company, the prominence of expertise, and the emergence of the director because the writer of the film.

"This is a joyous and beautiful performance," stated Francis Hackett, whilst he reviewed this ebook within the New Republic of December 25, 1915, "a daring and great concept, quite daring and very magnificent, and takes first position as an notion of the best renowned aesthetic phenomenon on the earth. "

Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound (4th Edition)

Practical artwork of movie Sound 4th edition relies at the expert adventure of the writer and different best sound craftspeople to supply a accomplished rationalization of movie sound, together with blending, dubbing, workflow, budgeting, and electronic audio innovations. virtually grounded with real-world tales from the trenches all through, the ebook additionally offers suitable technical information, in addition to an appreciation of all of the strategies eager about developing optimum movie sound. New to this version are particular sound artist classes from the sector (including 2 new creation instances studies), together with perception from craftspeople who've labored at the most up-to-date Harry Potter and Batman motion pictures. All technological alterations were up-to-date to mirror the most up-tp-date structures.

**Due to a producing blunders, the Yewdall Sound FX Library isn't to be had at the DVD incorporated with the publication. Please stopover at the book's web site, www. elsevierdirect. com/companions/9780240812403 to obtain the whole library. **

*Detailed step by step clarification of the craft in addition to expert perception from some of the humans operating within the supply readers with either sensible wisdom and notion
*Author offers an entire review of constructing potent sound for movie, together with movie protocol, budgeting information, facing onset politics, and technical information regarding recording
*Companion web site on hand. stopover at www. elsevierdirect. com/companions/9780240812403 for video clips, pictures and a thesaurus of phrases

Frankenstein Meets Wolfman (Monsters Series)

Tailored from the Screenplay "Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman" through Curt Siodman.

A werewolf who needs to be published from his curse and die visits Frankenstein's ruined fort to benefit the secrets and techniques of lifestyles and dying.

Abbas Kiarostami (Contemporary Film Directors)

This penetrating research of the Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami's lifestyles and paintings engages a cross-cultural discussion among Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa, an Iranian filmmaker, and Jonathan Rosenbaum, a movie critic, either one of whom have an excessive curiosity in Kiarostami's paintings. A pioneer in Iranian cinema and thought of essentially the most arguable and influential filmmakers alive, Kiarostami has written or directed greater than twenty movies.

Extra resources for Ebert's Bigger Little Movie Glossary

Sample text

Not only would Paramount profit immediately, but each local station could schedule TNG in a time slot most conducive to the maximum viewership in their area. The show would not be subject to the whims of its own network’s schedulers or the competition other networks decided to throw against it, decisions that would a›ect every market nationwide. This was how the original series had moved from mainstream flop to cult phenomenon, and the pattern repeated itself. The fame of Trek brought in a large number of viewers to sample the show, and many of them stayed.

In the mean time Roddenberry was (with permission) using Asimov’s name on 250 telegrams protesting the show’s imminent demise, and was employing acquaintances to decorate NBC executives’ cars with “Mr. Spock for President” bumper stickers that he had had printed, all at studio expense (Solow and Justman, ¡996: 385–6). Roddenberry’s ¡9 February letter to the Miami Herald (Solow and Justman, ¡996: 379) brags that, after a special committee of NBC vice presidents failed to conclude that the campaign was organized in-house, NBC reversed its premature decision to cancel Star Trek.

Star Trek Phase II”: The Lost Series. New York: Pocket Books, ¡997. Shatner, William. “Star Trek” Memories. With Chris Kreski. London: HarperCollins, ¡993. Snodgrass, Melinda. ” Omni ¡4, no. 3 (December ¡99¡): 52. , and Robert H. Justman. Inside “Star Trek”: The Real Story. New York: Pocket Books, ¡996. Spinrad, Norman. ” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 9, no. ¡¡ (November ¡985). Reprinted in Norman Spinrad. Science Fiction in the Real World. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, ¡990.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.75 of 5 – based on 49 votes