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Overview

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.
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Corrigan (Temple University) draws on the popularity of film as a way to encourage and develop students' writing skills, progressing through note taking, first drafts, essays, and research projects. The fourth edition adds discussion of electronic resources for film research and how to annotate them. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205236398
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 7/21/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 130,891
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Note on the Third Edition
1 Writing about the Movies 1
2 Preparing to Watch and Preparing to Write 16
3 Film Terms and Topics 34
4 Six Approaches to Writing about Film 78
5 Style and Structure in Writing 106
6 Researching the Movies 125
7 Manuscript Form 151
App Symbols Commonly Used in Marking Papers 169
Glossary 171
Works Cited 173
Credits 175
Index 177
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