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The Fourth Edition is not only more comprehensive, but also more accessible and sophisticated in its integration of media. Two DVDs packaged with all new copies of Looking at Movies provide nearly four hours of moving-image content. The Fourth Edition is not only more comprehensive, but also more accessible The book is very well written and organized.

Norton Limited- Cinematography. Contents What ls a Movie? To quote ” movies have defined America” B S Talk about an over-lown sense of importance give the fact the the fiml industry is the only business the has well over 20 award shows so they cant patt themselfs on the back at how great they are It is one-of the most over written self involved pieces of text I have ever had the dis plessure of reading.

It hits all the big aspects of film review and has lots of examples. Film analysis starts here. If one has to read an entire textbook cover to cover in lieu of any meaningful instruction from one’s film studies teacher, this particular text book is a probably among your best bets.


Neicy rated it it was amazing Aug 16, Two DVDs contain nearly four hours of film clips, frame sequences, short films, and animations to show what the text describes.

To ask other readers questions about Bsrsam at Moviesplease sign up. The climax comes when the protagonist faces this major obstacle. This product arrived quickly and everything was in excellent shape.

Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film

Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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 moives 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.

This narrative peak is called the crisis. I learned a lot, but this book, like most textbooks, has awful writing. If you’re interested in how to analyze film, this is a great book.

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What ls a Movie? Preview — Looking at Movies by Mpvies Barsam. Chapter 2 — Principles of Film Form p. This rising action, and the tension it provokes, enhances our engagement with the ongoing narrative. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Pretty good introductory textbook on film and filmmaking.

Covers all aspects acting, cinematography, and so much more.

Chapter 3 moviea Types of Movies p. Supplementary materials, conceived and created by the authors, integrate seamlessly with the text. The most visually dynamic text on the market. 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.


moviess The Rhetoric of Narrative in Fiction and Film Return to Book Page. Every element of the Looking at Movies package features pedagogy to help students in their critical viewing and analytical writing, including model analyses, end-of-chapter materials, DVD tutorials, and the Writing About Movies guide. PaperbackSecond Edition. A Critical Introduction” in other classes say they prefer the Barsam to both of those.

Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film by Richard Barsam

The Third Edition of Looking at Movies is as visually engaging and fun to read as previous editions, and now contains new Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. After reading this book cover to cover I can say that overall this barsamm not a bad text to read. Feb 09, David rated it really liked it.

The Third Edition adds in-depth but jargon-free coverage of three areas: The writing is engaging, readable and informative. 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 lolking tools necessary to be active, insightful interpreters of movies.