Understanding MOVIES. Louis Giannetti. Thirteenth Edition. Boston Columbus Indianapolis New York San Francisco Upper Saddle River. Amsterdam Cape. Helps readers understand how the many languages of film work together to create meaning. Louis Giannetti organizes Understanding Movies around the key . ‘Understanding Movies’ is designed to help students analyse movies with precision and technical sophistication. Its focus is on formalism – how the forms of the.
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He has published many articles, both popular and scholarly, on political subjects, literature, and drama. He has published many articles, both popular and scholarly, on political subjects, literature, and drama.
Maybe that says more about me than the book itself! Understanding Movies, 13th Edition. Intro to Film, I believe. I enjoyed reading it, but I wouldn’t say that it’s a real page-turner. May 13, Evan rated it liked it Shelves: Solid film textbook that was mentioned by American film critic Roger Ebert, it gives an overarching scope of different mediums that are involved in film.
He has published many articles, both popular and scholarly, on political subjects, literature, and drama. For everyone who wants to understand the artistry and meaning of the movies.
I give it 3. In a readable, accessible, and sometimes humorous manner, Understanding Movies engages students in the fascinating language of film and helps further their appreciation and understanding of why and how movie watchers respond as they do to different films.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book is definitely a good introductory read on the style and substance of film.
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Preface Preface is available for download in PDF format. Sep 15, Winey Mommy rated it really liked it Shelves: It was a good guide to the basic techniques and strategies of filmmaking and conveyance of message. Instructors, sign in here to see net price. We had to buy I have a general interest in film which is why I took the class and the terminology and movie back story have been interesting.
The many pictures make ,ovies wanna go and see more movies. Each chapter is loaded with screen shots of movies that provide examples of what the author is talking about. The Seventh Edition updates each Understand film as an industry Discuss the impact of technology on the film industry.
He has taught courses in film, literature, writing, drama, and humanities. It introduces students to global cinema and encourages reflection on American film issues including how racism in America affected the careers of such African-American artists as Paul Robeson, Hattie McDaniel, and Lena Horne. Mar 02, Deb rated it really liked it. Professor Giannetti is also the author of Goddard and Others: It was a nice overall view of the art of movie making.
Feb 11, Jon rated it really liked it Shelves: It had a lot of good information. Both books are copiously illustrated. Return to Book Page.
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Professor Giannetti is also the author of a book on cinema theory, Godard and Others: It is updated with recent films and personalities for students. Paperbackpages. Pearson offers special pricing when you package your text with other student resources. One of the Best writers Ever. The most widely used text for film classes in America. Its focus is on formalism – how the forms of the film create meaning.
I guess that I really should have learned more from this book, because I disagreed with a lot of the points that the author makes.