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A Short Guide To Writing About Filmby Timothy J. Corrigan
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Doubling an introduction to film study and a practical writing guide, this brief text introduces students to film terms and the major film theories, enabling them to write more critically.
Examples from newer movies provide a fresh list of references for students introduced to film study and writing films. The author presents several approaches to film analysis and writing about film–auteurs, genres, ideology, kinds of formalism, and national cinemas, and introduces students to a range of film terms and film theories. Recent movies are used to fresh examples. Multiple approaches to writing about film as well as theories about film are given. Please enter here.
This best-selling text is a succinct guide to thinking critically and writing precisely about film.
Both an introduction to film study and a practical writing guide, this brief text introduces you to major film theories as well as film terminology, enabling you to write more thoughtfully and critically. With numerous student and professional examples, this engaging and practical guide progresses from taking notes and writing first drafts to creating polished essays and comprehensive research projects. Moving from movie reviews to theoretical and critical essays, the text demonstrates how an analysis of a film can become more subtle and rigorous as part of a compositional process.
Introduction to Movies, Film Criticism, Film Appreciation.
Table of Contents
1. Writing about The Movies
2. Beginning to Think, Preparing to Watch, and Starting to Write
3. Film Terms and Topics for Film Analysis and Writing
4. Six Approaches to Writing about Film
5. Style and Structure in Writing
6. Researching the Movies
7. Manuscript Form
Appendix: Symbols Commonly Used
In Marking Papers
Glossary of Film Terms
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