Palgrave Close Readings in Film and Television

The Long Take

Critical Approaches

Editors: Gibbs, John, Pye, Douglas (Eds.)

  • The first book in English exclusively devoted to the long take, one of the key elements of film style
  • The collection is devoted to the detailed critical analysis of specific long takes, explored in terms of how they function within their contexts, the meanings they generate and the effects they create
  • Specially commissioned chapters (only one previously published) by established and younger scholars
  • An exciting collection that analyses works from a range of film-making traditions selected to represent varied long take practices and associated debates
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About this book

This is the first book in English exclusively devoted to the long take, one of the key elements of film style. Increasingly visible in contemporary international media, the long take currently attracts a good deal of attention in criticism and commentary. There are also significant strands of film theory in which duration has become a recurrent concern.

In keeping with the approach of Palgrave Close Readings in Film and Television, this collection is devoted to the detailed critical analysis of specific long takes, explored in terms of how they function within their contexts, how they shape the visual field, the meanings they generate and the effects they create. The Long Take: Critical Approaches brings together essays by established and emerging scholars (all but one essay commissioned for this volume) in an exciting collection that analyses works from a range of filmmaking traditions, from the 1930s to the present day, selected to represent varied long take practices and to explore associated debates.

About the authors

John Gibbs is Professor of Film and Douglas Pye is Senior Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Film, Theatre and Television at the University of Reading, UK. They are series editors of Palgrave Close Readings in Film and Television and members of the editorial board of Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction 1: The Long Take—Critical Approaches

    Gibbs, John (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Introduction 2: The Long Take—Concepts, Practices, Technologies, and Histories

    Neale, Steve

    Pages 27-41

  • Three Long Takes: Le Crime de M. Lange (Jean Renoir 1935)

    Pye, Douglas

    Pages 43-58

  • The Average Long Take

    Keathley, Christian

    Pages 59-71

  • Looking and Touching: The Long Take in Five Women Around Utamaro (Mizoguchi Kenji 1946)

    Jacoby, Alexander

    Pages 73-87

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58573-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58572-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Long Take
Book Subtitle
Critical Approaches
Editors
  • John Gibbs
  • Douglas Pye
Series Title
Palgrave Close Readings in Film and Television
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58573-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58573-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58572-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 263
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 illustrations in colour
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