Short Guide to Writing about Film

ISBN-10: 0673522997
ISBN-13: 9780673522993
Edition: 2nd 1994
Authors: Timothy Corrigan
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Description: Doubling an introduction to film study and a practical writing guide, this brief text introduces students to film terms and the major film theories, enabling them to write more critically. Examples from newer movies provide a fresh list of  More...

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List price: $16.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Doubling an introduction to film study and a practical writing guide, this brief text introduces students to film terms and the major film theories, enabling them to write more critically. Examples from newer movies provide a fresh list of references for students introduced to film study and writing films. The author presents several approaches to film analysis and writing about film-auteurs, genres, ideology, kinds of formalism, and national cinemas, and introduces students to a range of film terms and film theories. Recent movies are used to fresh examples. Multiple approaches to writing about film as well as theories about film are given. Please enter here.

Prefacep. ix
Writing about the Moviesp. 1
Why Write about Movies?p. 1
Your Audience and the Aims of Film Criticismp. 7
The Movie Reviewp. 9
The Theoretical Essayp. 11
The Critical Essayp. 12
Opinion and Evaluationp. 15
Exercisesp. 19
Beginning to Think, Preparing to Watch, and Starting to Writep. 20
Subject Matter and Meaningp. 25
Silent Dialogue: Talking Back to the Moviesp. 26
Taking Notesp. 30
Visual Memory and Reflectionp. 36
Exercisesp. 40
Film Terms and Topics for Film Analysis and Writingp. 41
Themesp. 42
Film and the Other Artsp. 45
Narrativep. 46
Charactersp. 50
Point of Viewp. 52
Mise-en-Scene and Realismp. 55
Realismp. 55
Elements of Mise-en-Scenep. 58
Composition and the Imagep. 66
The Shotp. 66
The Edited Imagep. 74
Soundp. 83
Sample Essayp. 88
Exercisesp. 92
Six Approaches to Writing about Filmp. 93
Film Historyp. 94
National Cinemasp. 97
Genresp. 98
Auteursp. 101
Kinds of Formalismp. 103
Ideologyp. 105
Sample Essaysp. 108
Exercisesp. 121
Style and Structure in Writingp. 122
The Right Wordsp. 125
Concrete Languagep. 125
Denotation and Connotationp. 126
Tonep. 127
Repetitions and Clichesp. 128
Effective Sentencesp. 129
Economyp. 129
Varied Sentence Structuresp. 130
Coherent Paragraphsp. 132
Introductory Paragraphsp. 136
Concluding Paragraphsp. 138
Checklist for Writing an Effective Essayp. 140
Exercisesp. 143
Researching the Moviesp. 144
How to Begin Researchp. 148
The Materials of Researchp. 150
Primary Sourcesp. 151
Videop. 151
Scriptsp. 152
Secondary Sources: Books, Indexes, Journals, and Electronic Sourcesp. 153
Film Research on the Internetp. 161
Taking Notes on Secondary Sourcesp. 165
Writing the Paperp. 166
Sample Essaysp. 169
Exercisesp. 178
Manuscript Formp. 179
Manuscript Copyp. 179
Last-Minute Correctionsp. 181
Quotationsp. 182
Acknowledging Sourcesp. 186
Common Knowledgep. 189
Documenting Sourcesp. 189
Notes for Documentationp. 190
Works Citedp. 192
Notes Supplying Additional Commentaryp. 197
Common Conventions of Usagep. 198
Namesp. 198
Titlesp. 199
Foreign Words and Quotation Marksp. 200
Sexist Languagep. 200
Spellingp. 201
Last Wordsp. 201
Symbols Commonly Used in Marking Papersp. 203
Glossary of Film Termsp. 205
Works Citedp. 211
Creditsp. 215
Indexp. 217
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