Thinking about Movies Watching, Questioning, Enjoying

ISBN-10: 1405154039
ISBN-13: 9781405154031
Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $83.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

Guiding students and movie lovers through the building blocks required to watch movies critically and analytically, Thinking About Movies 2nd edition offers an intelligent and lively introduction to the ways movies are constructed, achieve their effect, and convey their powerful messages. Provides a comprehensive guide for students and movie lovers to watching movies critically and analytically. Introduces the critical building blocks required to understand film as an important narrative and cultural form. Guides readers through basic approaches to film analysis such as authorship, genre, race, class, gender, film theory, audience, and reception. Includes discussion of a diverse selection of films, from Citizen Kane to The Sixth Sense. Extensively illustrated throughout. Material has been fully revised and re-designed for this second edition. Thinking About Movies, 2nd edition is accompanied by a website at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/lehman featuring resources for both academics and students.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Fatal Attraction and Scarface
Narrative Structure
Jurassic Park and Rashomon
Formal Analysis
Rules of the Game and The Sixth Sense
Authorship
The Searchers and Jungle Fever
Genres
Sin City and Gunfight at the OK Corral
Series, Sequels, and Remakes
Goldfinger and King Kong 1933 and 2005
Actors and Stars
Morocco and Dirty Harry
Audiences and Reception
A Woman of Paris and The Crying Game
Film and the Other Arts
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Nosferatu
Film and its Relation to Radio and Television
Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Peter Gunn, and Victor/Victoria
Realism and Theories of Film
The Battleship Potemkin and Umberto D
Gender and Sexuality
The Silence of the Lambs and American Gigolo
Race
Out of the Past, LA Confidential, and Boyz N the Hood
Class
Pretty Woman and The People Under the Stairs
Citizen Kane: An Analysis
Citizen Kane
Globalization, Digitalization, Convergence: Current Trends
The Matrix
Glossary
Index

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