The Art of Watching Films / Edition 8

The Art of Watching Films / Edition 8

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by Dennis Petrie, Joe Boggs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073386170

ISBN-13: 9780073386171

Pub. Date: 04/13/2011

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

With an emphasis on the narrative film, The Art of Watching Films challenges students to take their film experience further by sharpening their powers of observation, developing the skills and habits of perceptive watching, and discovering complex aspects of film art that they might otherwise overlook.

The Art of Watching Films introduces the formal

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With an emphasis on the narrative film, The Art of Watching Films challenges students to take their film experience further by sharpening their powers of observation, developing the skills and habits of perceptive watching, and discovering complex aspects of film art that they might otherwise overlook.

The Art of Watching Films introduces the formal elements and production process of films, and helps students analytically view and understand films within their historical, cultural and social contexts. The text presents an analytical framework that can be applied to all movies, as distinctly different as Avatar, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Vertigo, Iron-Man, Man on Wire, and The Hurt Locker.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073386171
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
04/13/2011
Edition description:
List
Pages:
1056
Sales rank:
73,136
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Film Analysis 2. Thematic Elements 3. Fictional and Dramatic Elements 4. Visual Design 5. Cinematography 6. Editing and Special Visual Effects 7. Color 8. Sound Effects and Dialogue 9. The Musical Score 10. Acting 11. The Director's Style 12. Analysis of the Whole Film 13. Adaptations 14. Genre Films, Remakes, and Sequels 15. Other Film Experiences 16. Censorship and Other Forces That Shape the American Film Appendix A The Art of Watching Movies on TV Appendix B Writing a Film Analysis At the end of Chp. 2–16 and Appendix A: Questions At the end of Chp. 2–15: Films for Study At the end of Chp. 2-10: Video Exercises Notes Glossary Selected Bibliography and Study Materials Credits Index

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