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Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film…

Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film

by Richard Barsam, Dave Monahan (Author)

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  DonnaMason | Mar 9, 2010 |
Barsam's introductory film textbook is a must have for any film student interested in the finer points of cinema. Although I had a fairly solid foundation, his book helped lay down the missing points and solidify my previous understandings. He helpfully divides the book into chapters dealing with an aspect of film, and at the end of each chapter he provides a helpful case study. ( )
  erikssonfamily | Feb 24, 2010 |
Good intro textbook. Also for people who want to know more about how to analyze what they're seeing without taking a class. ( )
  echaika | Jan 12, 2010 |
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Shaped by Richard Barsam's more than twenty years of classroom experience, Looking at Movies uses students' natural enthusiasm for the subject as a foundation for going beyond enjoyment toward intelligent, analytical understanding of movies. Professor Barsam's clear writing, thorough presentation of fundamental film principles, and unique pedagogical additions to the traditional introductory text—including an entire chapter devoted to analytical writing—ensure that students approach screenings and writing assignments equipped with the analytical tools necessary to be active, insightful interpreters of movies. Looking at Movies is accompanied by two outstanding multimedia resources, the Student website and CD-ROM, both of which are integrated directly with the text.

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