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ISBN13: 9780205737543
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“Understanding Movies is the best text that I have found which covers the essentials of filmmaking in a logical sequence, comprehensively, using a writing style that will delight the most discriminating reader. “

 

Janine Adkins, Rio Solado College

 

 

This Twelfth Edition of Understanding Movies provides valuable insight into how movies communicate and convey meaning to their audiences through a unique network of language systems and techniques. In a readable, accessible, and sometimes humorous manner, Understanding Movies aims to engage you in the fascinating language of film and to help further your own appreciation and understanding of why and how movie watchers respond as they do to different films.

 

Organized around elements of film, the Twelfth Edition of this market leading text provides you with a new way of looking at familiar films through contemporary coverage and a visually engaging presentation.

 

Features of the Twelfth Edition:

 

  • Fresh coverage of contemporary films genres such as Animation (Ratatouille, Persepolis), and Computer Generated Imagery (Beowulf, Ironman)
  • Expanded discussion on how movies provide pleasure with insight into modern comedies such as Talladega Nights, Juno, SuperBad and Tropic Thunder
  • New examination and analysis of the role of cultural myths in popular culture
  • Inclusion of ethnically-diverse examples, such as exemplary coverage of Islamic cinema, introduce you to global cinema and encourage reflection on American film issues

Synopsis:

This package contains the following components:

-0205737544: Understanding Movies

-0205688004: MyCommunicationKit

Synopsis:

 
Updated in a new 12th edition , this book is organized around the elements of film and provides readers valuable insight into how movies communicate and convey meaning to their audiences.

This book engages readers 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. From Slumdog Millionaire to Transformers. this book provides readers with a new way of looking at films that are familiar to them through contemporary coverage

About the Author

Louis Giannetti is a Professor Emeritus of English and Film at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He has taught courses in film, literature, writing, drama, and humanities. He has published many articles, both popular and scholarly, on political subjects, literature, and drama. In addition to being a professional film critic for several years, he has written about movies for such scholarly journals as Literature/Film Quarterly, The Western Humanities Review, and Film Criticism. Professor Giannetti is also the author of a book on cinema theory, GODARD AND OTHERS: Essays on Film Form, published in both Britain and the Unites States. Giannetti’s other books include MASTERS OF THE AMERICAN CINEMA ( Prentice Hall, 1981), a survey of American fiction films from the perspective of eighteen key figures. FLASHBACK: A Brief History of Film, Sixth Edition (Allyn & Bacon, 2010), written with Scott Eyman, is a history organized by decade outlining the major events, trends, and important filmmakers and their work, with emphasis on the American cinema. Both books are copiously illustrated. UNDERSTANDING MOVIES has been a bestselling text in all its previous editions, widely used in the United States and in such countries as Australia, Britain, Singapore, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and Japan.

 

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. PHOTOGRAPHY: Overview.

Realism and Formalism.

The Shots.

The Angles.

Light and Dark.

Color.

Lenses, Filters, and Stocks.

Special Effects.

The Cinematographer.

Further reading.

2. MISE EN SCÈNE: Overview.

The Frame.

Composition and Design.

Territorial Space.

Proxemic Patters.

Open and Closed Forms.

Further Reading.

3. MOVEMENT: Overview.

Kinetics.

The Moving Camera.

Mechanical Distortions of Movement.

Further Reading.

4. EDITING: Overview.

Continuity.

D.W. Griffith and Classical Cutting.

Soviet Montage and the Formalist Tradition.

Andre Bazin and the Tradition of Realism.

Hitchcock’s North by Northwest:

Storyboard Version.

Further Reading.

5. SOUND: Overview.

Historical Background.

Sound Effects.

Music.

Musicals.

Spoken Language.

Further Reading.

6. ACTING: Overview.

Stage and Screen Acting.

The American Star System.

Styles of Acting. Casting.

Further Reading.

7. DRAMA: Overview.

Time, Space, Language.

The Director.

Settings and Décor.

Costumes and Makeup.

Further Reading.

8. STORY: Overview.

Narration.

The Spectator.

The Classical Paradigm.

Realistic Narratives.

Formalist Narratives.

Nonfiction Narratives.

Genre and Myth.

Further Reading.

9. WRITING. Overview.

The Screenwriter.

The Screenplay.

North by Northwest: Reading Version.

Figurative Comparisons.

Point of View.

Literary Adaptations.

Further Reading.

10. IDEOLOGY: Overview.

The-Left-Center-Right Model.

Culture, Religion, and Ethnicity.

Feminism.

Queer Cinema.

Tone.

Further Reading.

11. CRITIQUE: Overview.

Theories of Realism.

Formalist Film Theories.

The Auteur Theory.

Eclectic and Synthesizing Approaches.

Structuralism and Semiology.

Historiography.

Further Reading.

12. SYNTHESIS: CITIZEN KANE: Overview.

Photography.

Mise en Scène.

Movement.

Editing.

Sound.

Acting.

Drama.

Story.

Writing.

Ideology.

Critique.

Further Reading.

 

Glossary.

Index.

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philipmeier88, October 6, 2012 (view all comments by philipmeier88)
I give Understanding Movies a five out of five, Because my Film teacher said if you are looking for a book that will tell you ever thing about the film industry then this is the best book you will find, But it's true i do not own a copy of this book because i don't have the money for it and this may look bad, but that's way i'm leave this comment Understanding Movies, and the other reason why i'm posting a comment about this book is because if you have the money to pick it up , and if you are trying to find the right book that will tell you ever thing you ever wanted to know about the film industry. Will then this is the book you have been looking for.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780205737543
Author:
Giannetti, Louis
Publisher:
Pearson
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
MyCommunicationKit Series
Publication Date:
January 2010
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9.9 x 8 x 1 in 1021 gr

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Updated in a new 12th edition , this book is organized around the elements of film and provides readers valuable insight into how movies communicate and convey meaning to their audiences.

This book engages readers 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. From Slumdog Millionaire to Transformers. this book provides readers with a new way of looking at films that are familiar to them through contemporary coverage

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