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David Bordwell (born July 23 1947) is an American film theorist and husband of Kristin Thompson.

Overview

He is the Jacques Ledoux Professor of Film Studies, Emeritus in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is married to Kristin Thompson, with whom he has written two textbooks: Film Art and Film History. Film Art is the most widely used introductory film textbook in the United States.

Bordwell is a very prolific scholar, interested in auteur studies (Ozu, Eisenstein, Dreyer), national cinemas (Hong Kong), history of film style, and narrative theory. Bordwell is considered the founder of cognitive film theory, an approach that relies on cognitive psychology as a basis for understanding film's effects. It was established as an alternative to the psychoanalytic/interpretive approach to film studies that dominated film studies in the 1970s and 80s.

Bibliography

  • Bordwell, David (2006). The Way Hollywood Tells It: Story and Style in Modern Movies. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Bordwell, David (2005). Figures Traced in Light: On Cinematic Staging. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Bordwell, David; Kristin Thompson (2003). Film Art: An Introduction, Seventh edition, New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Bordwell, David (2000). Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
  • Bordwell, David (1997). On the History of Film Style. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
  • (1996) in David Bordwell and Noël Carroll: Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.
  • Bordwell, David; Kristin Thompson (1994 (2002)). Film History: An Introduction. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Bordwell, David (1993). The Cinema of Eisenstein. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
  • Bordwell, David (1989). Making Meaning: Inference and Rhetoric in the Interpretation of Cinema. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
  • Bordwell, David (1988). Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  • Bordwell, David (1985). Narration in the Fiction Film. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.
  • Bordwell, David; Janet Staiger and Kristin Thompson (1985). The Classical Hollywood Cinema: Film Style and Mode of Production to 1960. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Bordwell, David (1981). The Films of Carl-Theodor Dreyer. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Bordwell, David (1974). French Impressionist Cinema: Film Culture, Film Theory, and Film Style, Reprint 2002, North Stratford, NH 03590: Ayers Company Publishers, Inc.




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