Film analysis starts g at Movies is the most effective introduction to film analysis available. From its very first chapter, Looking at Movies provides. Shaped by Richard Barsam’s more than twenty years of classroom experience, ” Looking at Movies” uses students’ natural enthusiasm for the subject as a. Available in: Other Format. Students love watching movies. Help them understand ng on students’ enthusiasm for movies.

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Looking at Movies Sixth Edition. Feb 09, David rated it really liked it.

Paperback Dave Eggers Books. Chapter 7 upside pages are put inside chapter 8, and the beginning of chapter 8 is upside down along with some of chapter 7 upside pages.

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The writers also do the thing I despise the most: Moviez, accessible, and of superior value, Looking at Movies offers instructors with abundant teachable resources to help students analyze movies critically and effectively. As a huge move buff, this book informed me about the art of film and helped me appreciate the work and magic behind what makes a movie a classic.


Norton Limited- Cinematography. Lists with This Book. He is the author of Nonfiction Film: Thanks for telling us about the problem. This rising action, and the tension it provokes, enhances our engagement with the ongoing narrative. He is the author of Nonfiction Film: This book will be the textbook for my upcoming Film course at ASM.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. If a term of concept is written on one page, an example of it was placed five pages after rather than on the same page. Very thorough, interesting, and clearly explained introduction to Film Studies.

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It was pretty decent. Quotes from Looking at Movies Return to Book Page. Is this feature helpful? In the world of movies, form is cinematic language: This was an online class that I took that needed this book and I am soo glad I took the class this book is really great.

Fine for required textbook. It hits all the big aspects of film review and has lots of examples. English Choose a language for shopping. Secondly, Barsam now pays almost no attention at all to film theory and theorists, even in the film history chapter Giannetti, by contrast, has an entire chapter on theory, while other authors cover theory piecemeal throughout their respective texts. I read this for my film class and it was really cool.


Picked this up in a second-hand shop on a whim, I wanted to learn how to appreciate movies more and it helped me achieve just that. Be the first to write a review. Lastly, Barsam has a quirky understanding of mise-en-scene, broadening the concept so much that it becomes almost synonymous with the movie per se, rather than restricting mise-en-scene to a focus on the image and its composition and constituent components–although, to his credit, Barsam admits as much to the reader and then proceeds to handle his actual analyses much as everyone else does.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. From its very first chapter, Looking at Movies provides students with all the tools they need to become perceptive viewers of film, including the most sophisticated and seamlessly integrated media resources that are rich with comprehensive analysis and assessment tools ever produced for a textbook in this market. I enjoyed reading it and I learned a lot about film and film techniques and now I keep noticing them in things I watch.

Cody rated it it was amazing Jan 24, If you like movies and want to get more meaning from them this is a great textbook to read.