ISBN-10:
0321096657
ISBN-13:
2900321096653
Pub. Date:
05/29/2003
Publisher:
Pearson
Short Guide to Writing About Film / Edition 5

Short Guide to Writing About Film / Edition 5

by Timothy Corrigan
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    ISBN-13: 2900321096653
    Publisher: Pearson
    Publication date: 05/29/2003
    Series: The Short Guide Series
    Edition description: Older Edition
    Pages: 208
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    Table of Contents

    Prefaceix
    1Writing about the Movies1
    Why Write about Movies?1
    Your Audience and the Aims of Film Criticism7
    The Movie Review9
    The Theoretical Essay11
    The Critical Essay12
    Opinion and Evaluation15
    Exercises19
    2Beginning to Think, Preparing to Watch, and Starting to Write20
    Subject Matter and Meaning25
    Silent Dialogue: Talking Back to the Movies26
    Taking Notes30
    Visual Memory and Reflection36
    Exercises40
    3Film Terms and Topics for Film Analysis and Writing41
    Themes42
    Film and the Other Arts45
    Narrative46
    Characters50
    Point of View52
    Mise-en-Scene and Realism55
    Realism55
    Elements of Mise-en-Scene58
    Composition and the Image66
    The Shot66
    The Edited Image74
    Sound83
    Sample Essay88
    Exercises92
    4Six Approaches to Writing about Film93
    Film History94
    National Cinemas97
    Genres98
    Auteurs101
    Kinds of Formalism103
    Ideology105
    Sample Essays108
    Exercises121
    5Style and Structure in Writing122
    The Right Words125
    Concrete Language125
    Denotation and Connotation126
    Tone127
    Repetitions and Cliches128
    Effective Sentences129
    Economy129
    Varied Sentence Structures130
    Coherent Paragraphs132
    Introductory Paragraphs136
    Concluding Paragraphs138
    Checklist for Writing an Effective Essay140
    Exercises143
    6Researching the Movies144
    How to Begin Research148
    The Materials of Research150
    Primary Sources151
    Video151
    Scripts152
    Secondary Sources: Books, Indexes, Journals, and Electronic Sources153
    Film Research on the Internet161
    Taking Notes on Secondary Sources165
    Writing the Paper166
    Sample Essays169
    Exercises178
    7Manuscript Form179
    Manuscript Copy179
    Last-Minute Corrections181
    Quotations182
    Acknowledging Sources186
    Common Knowledge189
    Documenting Sources189
    Notes for Documentation190
    Works Cited192
    Notes Supplying Additional Commentary197
    Common Conventions of Usage198
    Names198
    Titles199
    Foreign Words and Quotation Marks200
    Sexist Language200
    Spelling201
    Last Words201
    AppendixSymbols Commonly Used in Marking Papers203
    Glossary of Film Terms205
    Works Cited211
    Credits215
    Index217

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