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Thinking about Movies

Thinking about Movies

by Peter Lehman, William Luhr
     
 
Guiding students and movie lovers through the building blocks required to watch movies critically and analytically, Thinking About Movies 2nd edition offers an intelligent and lively introduction to the ways movies are constructed, achieve their effect, and convey their powerful messages.
  • Provides a comprehensive guide for students and movie lovers

Overview

Guiding students and movie lovers through the building blocks required to watch movies critically and analytically, Thinking About Movies 2nd edition offers an intelligent and lively introduction to the ways movies are constructed, achieve their effect, and convey their powerful messages.

  • Provides a comprehensive guide for students and movie lovers to watching movies critically and analytically.
  • Introduces the critical building blocks required to understand film as an important narrative and cultural form.
  • Guides readers through basic approaches to film analysis such as authorship, genre, race, class, gender, film theory, audience, and reception.
  • Includes discussion of a diverse selection of films, from Citizen Kane to The Sixth Sense.
  • Extensively illustrated throughout.
  • Material has been fully revised and re-designed for this second edition.

Thinking About Movies, 2nd edition is accompanied by a website at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/lehman featuring resources for both academics and students.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Lehman and Luhr deftly balance two tasks: to introduce the multiplicity of approaches to film study and to provide close readings that show how various theories can illuminate specific films. The basic discourses about cinema are introduced in a format and language that is neither condescending nor oversimplified. The authors respect film's unique language but also suggest the broader cultural and social issues that are raised by the medium. Thinking About Movies can be recommended not only for the classroom but for autodidacts who want one readable introduction to the field."
Elisabeth Weis, Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, CUNY

"This inspiring book lets students apprehend the films of the past by revealing the core of contemporary films in their lives. Thinking about Movies engages new students and knowledgeable aficionados in a dialogue about the aesthetic and social facets of the cinema that affect all of our thoughts and experiences."
Don Staples, University of North Texas

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631233572
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author


Peter Lehman is Director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program at Arizona State University. He is author of Running Scared: Masculinity and the Representation of the Male Body (1993), and editor of Defining Cinema (1997) and Masculinity: Bodies, Movies, Culture (2001). He is former president of the Society for Cinema Studies.

William Luhr is Professor of English at Saint Peter's College. Among other works, he is author of Raymond Chandler and Film, Second Edition (1991), and editor of World Cinema since 1945 (1987) and The Maltese Falcon: John Huston, Director (1995). He is Co-Chair of the Columbia University Seminar on Cinema and Interdisciplinary Interpretation.

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