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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RowlingHardcover 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. Not a bad first look at film, and all the stills printed in the chapters have their original aspect ratio.

Looking at Movies by Dave Monahan and Richard Barsam (2015, Paperback)

It arrived in great condition, containing all the pages. But Barsam’s book is better organized than most.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The Helen Van Dongen Diary ed. There is so much text its almost impossible to learn anything let alone study this piece of crap for a test im sure to take at the end of each chapter.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. 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 loooking produced for a textbook in this market.

It’s a good text for Aesthetics of Film, the course I teach with my husband, but the book seems obsessed with Johnny Depp, which, with all due respect, we don’t get.? Showing of 53 reviews. The writing is engaging, readable and informative. Feb 09, David rated it really liked it. Good condition, exactly what my proffessor had.


The better solution–I think–would have been simply to revise the old material and include the new material as well as some of the original material in other other chapters where it topically belongs moving the discussion of genres, for example, into the chapter on narrative.

Some sections are a little too extensive in their review of particular films and forms. The book is helpful for my cinema class but there’s lopking problem with the book, and I just notice it.

Not because the class was easy lookjng it was hard. Christopher Samuelson rated it liked it May 03, Richard Barsam does provide a wide array of examples from nearly all genres of film which makes identifying the properties easier. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Looking at Movies is the most effective, engaging, and widely adopted introduction to film analysis available.

Lastly, Barsam has a quirky understanding of mise-en-scene, broadening the concept so much that it becomes almost synonymous with the movie barswm 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. Although I had a fairly solid foundation, his book helped lay down the missing points Refresh and baraam again.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. It made for a better understanding of the course work and assignments. Okay, I read a college textbook for fun.

Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film – Richard Barsam, Dave Monahan – Google Books

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It is one-of the most over written self involved pieces of text Lookung have ever had the dis plessure of reading. Giannetti, by contrast, has a entire chapter on movement, whereas Barsam handles camera movement in his cinematography chapter and movement within the image in his chapter on mise-en-scene–which I think makes much more sense. It hits all the big aspects of film review and has lots of examples.

Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film

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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.

Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film by Richard Barsam

From its very first chapter, Looking at Movies provides students with the tools they need to become perceptive viewers of film. Covers all aspects acting, cinematography, and so much more. I highly recommend renting the book if you need it for a class because it saves you ALOT of money and it contains all the movkes content that will help you through a film class or for self-teaching.

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