A Short Guide to Writing about Film / Edition 4

A Short Guide to Writing about Film / Edition 4

by Timothy Corrigan
     
 

A Short Guide to Writing about Film walks the reader through the process of converting the fun and pleasure of watching a movie into the satisfaction of articulating ideas about that movie. Drawing on the readers' love and knowledge of films ranging from movies that readers easily recognize to ones they may only have read or heard about, the bookSee more details below

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A Short Guide to Writing about Film walks the reader through the process of converting the fun and pleasure of watching a movie into the satisfaction of articulating ideas about that movie. Drawing on the readers' love and knowledge of films ranging from movies that readers easily recognize to ones they may only have read or heard about, the book encourages and develops writing skills. With numerous examples along the way, it moves from note taking and first drafts to polished essays and research projects, demonstrating how an analysis of a film becomes more subtle and rigorous as part of a compositional process. For film enthusiasts interested in enhancing their writing skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321081148
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/16/2000
Series:
Short Guide Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Note on the Third Edition
1Writing about the Movies1
2Preparing to Watch and Preparing to Write16
3Film Terms and Topics34
4Six Approaches to Writing about Film78
5Style and Structure in Writing106
6Researching the Movies125
7Manuscript Form151
AppSymbols Commonly Used in Marking Papers169
Glossary171
Works Cited173
Credits175
Index177

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