The Aesthetic Companion to Film Art – Fifth Edition
The updated and expanded edition includes new definitions ranging from «bullet-time» optical effects, to the coming-of-age narrative, and LED lighting technology in science fiction films such as Gravity. More than 200 film title references not cited in previous editions have been added. Many classic and contemporary photo stills are included to illustrate terms. Extensive cross-referencing among individual definitions ensures easy access to interrelated terms, and a comprehensive topical index relates to larger concepts of film art.
This up-to-date and comprehensive resource is a useful companion for film students and filmgoers, who will find it illuminating in its range and clarity.
Oater Another term for a western film, especially one that follows the conventions of the genre closely and whose primary purpose is solely that of providing escapist entertainment.
Objective point of view (see Point of view)
Obscured frame Compositional treatment within a film frame so that part of the picture is obscured by an object, an actor, or by soft-focus photography. Obscured-frame composition is a device employed to direct visual emphasis to specific areas of the frame, to add visual variety and give a sense of depth to the composition, and to block from view parts of the screen image. See Blocking.
Off-screen space/on-screen space References for those images that appear within the film frame (on-screen) and those that are not visible but are apparent as existing beyond the edges of the frame (off-screen).
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