Understanding Movies Book

Understanding Movies


  • Author : Louis Giannetti
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-01-05
  • Genre: Motion pictures
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 0134492080

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For courses in Introduction to Film An engaging, accessible introduction to film Understanding Movies provides valuable insight into the language of film and how meaning is conveyed to audiences. Author Louis Giannetti engages students in the fascinating language systems and techniques of film and helps further their appreciation and understanding of why and how movie watchers respond as they do to different films. Building upon the visually engaging and accessible presentation of previous editions, the Fourteenth Edition adds updated photos, new content on the latest cinematic trends, and coverage of recent films to provide students a new way of looking at films that are familiar to them. Understanding Movies, Fourteenth Edition is also available via Revel(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

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Understanding Movies


  • Author : Louis D. Giannetti
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 529
  • ISBN 10 : 0136465633

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An introduction to the art of the film, emphasizing an aesthetic approach. Objective is to teach any student how to analyze any film by using the various analytical methods outlined in the book.

Understanding Movies Book

Understanding Movies


  • Author : Louis D. Giannetti
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre: Cinematography
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951001847807G

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Film Study Book
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Film Study


  • Author : Frank Manchel
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 988
  • ISBN 10 : 083863186X

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The four volumes of Film Study include a fresh approach to each of the basic categories in the original edition. Volume one examines the film as film; volume two focuses on the thematic approach to film; volume three draws on the history of film; and volume four contains extensive appendices listing film distributors, sources, and historical information as well as an index of authors, titles, and film personalities.

Understanding Film Book

Understanding Film


  • Author : Mike Wayne
  • Publisher : Pluto Press (UK)
  • Release Date : 2005-05-20
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015062864726

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Ideal for students looking for a radical approach to film studies.

Feminism at the Movies Book

Feminism at the Movies


  • Author : Hilary Radner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-03-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136519123

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Feminism at the Movies: Understanding Gender in Contemporary Popular Cinema examines the way that contemporary film reflects today’s changing gender roles. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the central issues in feminist film criticism with analyses of over twenty popular contemporary films across a range of genres, such as chick flicks, teen pics, hommecoms, horror, action adventure, indie flicks, and women lawyer films. Contributors explore issues of femininity as well as masculinity, reflecting on the interface of popular cinema with gendered realities and feminist ideas. Topics include the gendered political economy of cinema, the female director as auteur, postfeminist fatherhood, consumer culture, depictions of professional women, transgender, sexuality, gendered violence, and the intersections of gender, race, and ethnic identities. The volume contains essays by following contributors: Taunya Lovell Banks, Heather Brook, Mridula Nath Chakraborty, Michael DeAngelis, Barry Keith Grant, Kelly Kessler, Hannah Hamad, Christina Lane (with Nicole Richter), JaneMaree Maher, David Hansen-Miller (with Rosalind Gill), Gary Needham, Sarah Projansky, Hilary Radner, Rob Schaap, Yael D Sherman, Michele Shreiber, Janet Staiger, Peter Stapleton, Rebecca Stringer, Yvonne Tasker, and Ewa Ziarek.

Machiavelli Goes to the Movies Book

Machiavelli Goes to the Movies


  • Author : Eric T. Kasper
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2015-03-24
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 9780739195956

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Machiavelli Goes to the Movies Excerpt :

Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince remains an influential book more than five centuries after he wrote his timeless classic. However, the political philosophy expressed by Machiavelli in his tome is often misunderstood. Although he thought humans to be rational, self-interested creatures, and even though he proposed an approach to politics in which the ends justify the means, Machiavelli was not, as some have argued, simply “a teacher of evil.” The Prince’s many ancient and medieval examples, while relevant to sixteenth century readers, are lost on most of today’s students of Machiavelli. Examples from modern films and television programs, which are more familiar and understandable to contemporary readers, provide a better way to accurately teach Machiavelli’s lessons. Indeed, modern media, such as Breaking Bad, The Godfather, The Walking Dead, Charlie Wilson’s War, House of Cards, Argo, and The Departed, are replete with illustrations that teach Machiavelli’s critical principles, including the need to caress or annihilate, learning “how not to be good,” why it is better to be feared than loved, and how to act as both the lion and the fox. Modern media are used in this book to exemplify the tactics Machiavelli advocated and to comprehensively demonstrate that Machiavelli intended for government actors and those exercising power in other contexts to fight for a greater good and strive to achieve glory.

Understanding Indian Movies Book

Understanding Indian Movies


  • Author : Patrick Colm Hogan
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-03
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292779556

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Indian movies are among the most popular in the world. However, despite increased availability and study, these films remain misunderstood and underappreciated in much of the English-speaking world, in part for cultural reasons. In this book, Patrick Colm Hogan sets out through close analysis and explication of culturally particular information about Indian history, Hindu metaphysics, Islamic spirituality, Sanskrit aesthetics, and other Indian traditions to provide necessary cultural contexts for understanding Indian films. Hogan analyzes eleven important films, using them as the focus to explore the topics of plot, theme, emotion, sound, and visual style in Indian cinema. These films draw on a wide range of South Asian cultural traditions and are representative of the greater whole of Indian cinema. By learning to interpret these examples with the tools Hogan provides, the reader will be able to take these skills and apply them to other Indian films. But this study is not simply culturalist. Hogan also takes up key principles from cognitive neuroscience to illustrate that all cultures share perceptual, cognitive, and emotional elements that, when properly interpreted, can help to bridge gaps between seemingly disparate societies. Hogan locates the specificity of Indian culture in relation to human universals, and illustrates this cultural-cognitive synthesis through his detailed interpretations of these films. This book will help both scholars and general readers to better understand and appreciate Indian cinema.

Media Studies  Content  audiences  and production Book

Media Studies Content audiences and production


  • Author : Pieter Jacobus Fourie
  • Publisher : Juta and Company Ltd
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 620
  • ISBN 10 : 0702156566

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This book includes theoretical approaches as well as a production section that focuses on basic techniques and introductory applications of media studies.

Film As Film Book

Film As Film


  • Author : V. F. Perkins
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 1993-08-22
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 0306805413

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Here at last is an introduction to film theory and its history without the jargon. Noted film scholar V. F. Perkins presents criteria for expanding our understanding and enjoyment of movies. He employs common sense words like balance, coherence, significance, and satisfaction to develop his insightful support of the subtle approach and of the unobtrusive director. Readers will learn why a scene from the humbler movie Carmen Jones is a deeper realization of filmmaking than the bravura lion sequence in the classic Battleship Potemkin. Along the way Perkins invites readers to re-experience with clarity, directness, and simplicity other famous scenes by directors like Hitchcock, Eisenstein, and Chaplin. Perkins examines the origins of movies and embraces their use of both realism and magic, their ability to record as well as to create. In the process he seeks to discover the synthesis between these opposing elements. With the delight of the fan and the perception of the critic, Perkins advances a film theory, based on the work of Bazin and other early film theorists, that is rich with suggestion for debate and further pursuit. Sit beside Perkins as he reacquaints you with cinema, heightens your awareness, deepens your pleasure, and increases your return every time you invest in a movie ticket.

Latin American History Goes to the Movies Book

Latin American History Goes to the Movies


  • Author : Stewart Brewer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-09-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317413479

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Latin American History Goes to the Movies combines the study of the rich history of Latin America with the medium of feature film. In this concise and accessible book, author Stewart Brewer helps readers understand key themes and issues in Latin American history, from pre-Columbian times to the present, by examining how they have been treated in a variety of films. Moving chronologically across Latin American history, and pairing historical background with explorations of selected films, the chapters cover vital topics including the Spanish conquest and colonialism, revolution, religion, women, U.S.-Latin American relations, and more. Through films such as City of God, Frida, and Che, Brewer shows how history is retold, and what that retelling means for public memory. From Apocalypto to Selena, and from Christopher Columbus to the slave trade, Latin American History Goes to the Movies sets the record straight between the realities of history and cinematic depictions, and gives readers a solid foundation for using film to understand the complexities of Latin America’s rich and vibrant history.

Rethinking the Novel Film Debate Book

Rethinking the Novel Film Debate


  • Author : Kamilla Elliott
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-08-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 0521818443

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Dreams on Film Book

Dreams on Film


  • Author : Leslie Halpern
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2010-06-28
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 0786480769

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Films with dream sequences, or a dreamlike quality, allow directors to create their own rules of logic and nature to meet a variety of artistic needs. For instance, an opening dream immediately establishes what a character is feeling; a later dream--or series of them--provides viewers with a glimpse of the climax, and a concluding dream ties up loose ends. (In real life, of course, dreams do not occur at such convenient times or serve such useful purposes.) This book explores why science is lost or distorted in the process of representing dreams on film and why audiences prefer this figurative truth of art over the literal truth of science. Part One discusses changes in form and considers the history of dream theory. Additionally, the physiology of sleeping and dreaming, dream structure, sleep deprivation, dreams under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and waking up, as depicted on film, are examined. Part Two investigates changes in content, and delves into the psychology of sleeping and dreaming, dream interpretation, altered states of consciousness, visions and prophecies, dreams as wish fulfillment, sex and death, nightmares, and reality versus illusion. The author uses theories by Freud, Jung, and current experts in her analyses of dream sequences and their use in film.

Understanding Korean Film Book

Understanding Korean Film


  • Author : Jieun Kiaer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-11-01
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000476620

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Film viewing presents a unique situation in which the film viewer is unwittingly placed in the role of a multimodal translator, finding themselves entirely responsible for interpreting multifaceted meanings at the mercy of their own semiotic repertoire. Yet, researchers have made little attempt, as they have for literary texts, to explain the gap in translation when it comes to multimodality. It is no wonder then that, in an era of informed consumerism, film viewers have been trying to develop their own toolboxes for the tasks that they are faced with when viewing foreign language films by sharing information online. This is particularly the case with South Korean film, which has drawn the interest of foreign viewers who want to understand these untranslatable meanings and even go as far as learning the Korean language to do so. Understanding Korean Film: A Cross-Cultural Perspective breaks this long-awaited ground, by explaining the meaning potential of a selection of common Korean verbal and non-verbal expressions in a range of contexts in South Korean film that are often untranslatable for English-speaking Western viewers. Through the selection of expressions provided in the text, readers become familiar with a system that can be extended more generally to understanding expressions in South Korean films. Formal analyses are presented in the form of in-depth discursive deconstructions of verbal and non-verbal expressions within the context of South Korea’s Confucian traditions. Our case studies thus illustrate, in a more systematic way, how various meaning potential can be inferred in particular narrative contexts.

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video Book
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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video


  • Author : David K. Irving
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-20
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136048340

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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video is the definitive book on the subject for beginning filmmakers and students. The book clearly illustrates all of the steps involved in preproduction, production, postproduction, and distribution. Its unique two-fold approach looks at filmmaking from the perspectives of both producer and director, and explains how their separate energies must combine to create a successful short film or video, from script to final product. This guide offers extensive examples from award-winning shorts and includes insightful quotes from the filmmakers themselves describing the problems they encountered and how they solved them. The companion website contains useful forms and information on grants and financing sources, distributors, film and video festivals, film schools, internet sources for short works, and professional associations.