Get the Picture? The Movie Lover's Guide to Watching Films

ISBN-10: 1581155131
ISBN-13: 9781581155136
Edition: 2nd 2008
Authors: Jim Piper
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List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

A sold-out hit, newly revised and updated for today’s moviegoer * Revised and updated to include documentaries, special effects, independent films, more * Discusses a broad range of movies readily available through Netflix and video stores * "Pushes readers to enjoy films not just for their gut-response entertainment value, but also for their themes, nuances, and symbols."--Fresno Bee Classic favorites, current pop films, hidden gems--they’re all part of this new edition of the popular guide to watching and enjoying movies. Newly expanded and updated to include independent films, documentaries, and special effects,Get the Picture?clearly explains techniques used to tell stories throughout cinematic history, then discusses how modern filmmakers are adapting those traditions today. In his witty and engaging text, author Jim Piper explains key concepts of film and uses fascinating side-by-side comparisons to explore relationships between movies as disparate asThe Great TrainRobberyandThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre, High NoonandBlood Diamond, Raise the RedLanternandThe Pursuit of Happyness--and all movies discussed are easily available on DVD for further study. Entertaining, readable, and full of insight,Get the Picture?will inspire readers to watch movies with a new sense of discovery and excitement.

Jim Piper has taught filmmaking for more than thirty years. The author of seven books, including Making Short Films, he lives in Fresno, California.

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