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Looking at Movies 3E


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Publisher Comments:

The Third Edition of Looking at Moviesis as visually engaging and fun to read as previous editions, and now contains new material on film history, film genre, and cultural contexts, and even more help with film analysis.

Supplementary materials, conceived and created by the authors, integrate seamlessly with the text. Two DVDs contain nearly four hours of film clips, frame sequences, short films, and animations to show what the text describes. The Looking at Moviesstudent website provides an abundance of review and ancillary materials, including the Writing About Moviesguide.

The Looking at Moviespackage, including the text, DVDs, website, and writing guide, costs less than competing texts alone, making it an outstanding value for students.


Looking at Movies, Third Edition is an accessible and visually dynamic introduction to film studies that offers more media support and a lower price than all of its competitors.

About the Author

Richard Barsam(Ph.D., University of Southern California) is Professor Emeritus of Film Studies at Hunter College, City University of New York. He is the author of Nonfiction Film: A Critical History(rev., exp. ed. 1992), The Vision of Robert Flaherty: The Artist as Myth and Filmmaker(1988), In the Dark: A Primer for the Movies(1977), and Filmguide to "Triumph of the Will"(1975); editor of Nonfiction Film Theory and Criticism(1976); and contributing author to Paul Monaco"s The Sixties: 1960'"1969(Vol. 8, History of the American Cinema, 2001) and Filming Robert Flaherty"s "Louisiana Story": The Helen Van Dongen Diary(ed. Eva Orbanz, 1998). His articles and book reviews have appeared in Cinema Journal, Quarterly Review of Film Studies, Film Comment, Studies in Visual Communication, and Harper"s. He has been a member of the Executive Council of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the Editorial Board of Cinema Journal, and the Board of Advisers of the History of American Cinemaseries, and he cofounded the journal Persistence of Vision.

Product Details

W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Art : Film & Video
Barsam, Richard
Monahan, Dave
Film - History & Criticism
Publication Date:
September 2009

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » Film and Video

Looking at Movies 3E
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