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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Really enjoyed this book. See all customer images. An Introduction to Film Looking at movies. This is a great guide to use when taking a basic college course on film and explains technical terms and theories for investigating film very well.

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Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film

Show less Show more. It was difficult to read those chapters for class because of the pages being flip and put in the wrong sections. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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. In short, a great text. No eBook available Amazon. 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.


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Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film by Richard Barsam

The dvd alone is almost worth the purchase price of the book, and is an invaluable student resource. Professor Barsam’s clear writing, thorough presentation of fundamental film principles, and unique pedagogical additions to the tra Shaped by Richard Barsam’s more than twenty years of classroom experience, “Looking at Movies” uses students’ natural enthusiasm for the brsam as a foundation for going beyond enjoyment toward intelligent, analytical understanding of movies.

In the process, usually the protagonist movles take a great risk, make a significant sacrifice, or overcome a personal flaw. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

It comes with everything that is listed in the description. Return to Book Page. Some sections are a little too extensive in their review of particular films and forms. Account Options Sign in.

ComiXology Richarv of Digital Comics. 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.? The goal is moviss its greatest jeopardy, and an affirmative answer to the central question seems all but impossible.

The Fourth Edition is not only more comprehensive, but also more accessible and sophisticated in its integration of media. A Critical History rev.

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The writing is engaging, readable and informative. Firstly, the book now takes an awfully long time to get going: People who bought this also bought. Looking at Movies Fifth Edition. Books by Richard Barsam. For a book required for an English credit, this book’s wording is shoddy at best.


Covers all aspects acting, cinematography, and so much more. This rising action, and the tension it provokes, enhances our engagement with the ongoing narrative.

The Rhetoric of Narrative in Fiction and Film East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. And of course, Barsam’s book like most others is copiously illustrated, with helpful captions and the layout and design is better in Barsam’s than in most other texts of this sort. Looking at Movies is the most effective introduction to film analysis available.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Fine for required textbook. 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 moviea great they are im not surpised of how much ego if find in this book.

Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. He is the author of Nonfiction Film: If your professor assigns this textbook, please politely question them as to why this one.