Providing a comprehensive introduction to film studies, this book addresses techniques and terminology used in production and criticism. It emphasizes thinking. Read Film: A Critical Introduction book reviews & author details and more at Maria Pramaggiore is the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at North. Film: A Critical Introduction, 2e, provides a comprehensive framework for studying films, with an emphasis on writing as a means of exploring film’s aesthetic and.
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This text’s consistent and comprehensive focus on writing allows students to master film vocabulary and ontroduction while learning to formulate rich interpretations. Part I introduces readers Film: Part I introduces readers to the importance of film analysis, offering helpful strategies for discerning the way films produce meaning. Part II examines the fundamental elements of film, including narrative form, mise en scene, cinematography, editing, and sound, and shows how these concepts can be used to interpret films.
Part III moves beyond textual analysis to explore film as a cultural institution and introduce students to essential areas of film studies research.
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To ask other readers questions about Filmplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jun 18, Jordan rated it really liked it. It was a textbook for an Intro to Film class I took, I just never sold it because it was so great.
Back then I would have given it 5 stars, but that was or The only reason that’s a minor problem is that it uses a lot of very very recent movies to illustrate some of its points all are great examples, however.
But still, it covers the history of film, the process, mise en scene, etc. It’s in the title, “A Critical Introduction.
I was already very very interested in film, but this book only furthered my love, as I was naive to many things explored in this book. Aug 23, Steven Voorhees rated it liked it. I’ll always refer to this fascinating, lengthy introduction to film.
I read the first part. Pramaggiore’s tome appears to be a good textbook and go-to manual that discusses the many aspects — and intricacies — of cinema.
I chose this text for my upcoming spring film class sight unseen: I was under a time constraint to choose a text for a class chosen a bit later than I would have preferred, all of which happened during a time-crunch part of my semester. Not my favorite way to choose a text but, if I’m honest, it worked out quite well.
This text is actually highly appealing, easy I chose this text for my upcoming spring film class sight unseen: This text is actually highly appealing, easy and engaging to read, and it asks really excellent questions that I hope will help my class in discussion sparking and writing.
The only down side I found was in the “sample writings” choices not because they are bad but because they often write about films I would otherwise I have chosen to show. I feel like, at least at my school, it’s far too tempting for my students to just transcribe some or all of the proffered essay over doing their own analysis so I’m opting to just skip those films.
Even so, offering sample writings is also a major benefit for students like mine who often haven’t interacted with good examples of college-level writing.
Overall I’m thrilled with the book, I enjoyed reading it, and I’m looking forward to using it this coming semester.
I used this textbook for an intro to film course and will be using it again in writing about film next semester. Professor Wallis is great, and this is a great resource for studying film terminology as well as developing one’s analytical skills.
This book was a nice overall look at critical film analysis. It’s a low level book for a layman. If someone had interest in becoming a film critic, this would be a good place to start and get more information about specific areas from here.
Great for learning the very basics of cinema, but a little to much emphasis on writing about film for just a casual read–unless its used for a course.
Very easy to understand and very enlightening. Jan 25, Allison added it. A lot of waisted paper in this book, it does not teach you anything like it is meant to. There is a lot of words but it doesnt say anything. Has a lot of high quality stills. Gabriela rated it really liked it Jul 13, Esteban Dominguez rated it really liked it Nov 27, Jesper rated it really liked it Dec 26, Alex Oxford rated it it was ok Apr 06, Nicole Pramik rated it really liked it Jun 06, Deborah rated it really liked it Oct 13, Leon rated it really liked it Sep 16, Sushant Tongaonkar rated it it was amazing Jul 12, Lee Martens rated it it was amazing Jan 25, Elisha Watson rated it really liked it Aug 12, Milind Phanse rated it really liked it Nov 14, Ben Brubacher rated it liked it Jan 18, Yvette rated it really liked it Apr 06, John Bleasdale rated it liked it Jan 15, Fidelis Mkparu rated it really liked it Nov 15, Cordula rated it liked it Aug 17, Galaxy Roman rated it really liked it Dec 23, Lucia rated it it was amazing Dec 20, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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