Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film

Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film

by Richard Barsam
     
 

In using the work "looking" in the title of his introductory college- level film text, Barsam (emeritus, film studies, Hunter College) hopes to demonstrate that students need to actively examine relationships of form and content in cinema. Primarily focused on introducing film analysis, the text does include some discussion of film history, theory, and production.… See more details below

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In using the work "looking" in the title of his introductory college- level film text, Barsam (emeritus, film studies, Hunter College) hopes to demonstrate that students need to actively examine relationships of form and content in cinema. Primarily focused on introducing film analysis, the text does include some discussion of film history, theory, and production. The CD-ROM contains 15 illustrative film clips. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393974362
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
526
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

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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 Cinema series, and he cofounded the journal Persistence of Vision.

Dave Monahan (M.F.A., Columbia University) is Associate Professor and Chair of Film Studies at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. His work as a writer, director, or editor includes Ringo (2005), Monkey Junction (2005), Prime Time (1996), and Angels Watching Over Me (1993). His work has been screened internationally in over fifty film festivals and has earned numerous awards, including the New Line Cinema Award for Most Original Film (Prime Time) and the Seattle International Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Best Animated Short Film (Ringo).

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