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Understanding Movies

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ISBN-10: 0132140705

ISBN-13: 9780132140706

Edition: 5th 2011

Authors: Louis Giannetti, Jim Leach

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This introductory text is based on the conviction that understanding movies requires, first of all, an awareness of how film differs from other media, the specific ways in which movies communicate, as well as what they can do and what they have done historically. As Marshall McLuhan once declared, "any understanding of social and cultural change is impossible without a knowledge of the way media work as environments." Therefore, the goal of this introductory text is not to teach students to change their viewing habits, but to make them more aware of the reasons why people respond to movies as they do. The authorrs"s aim has been to make students more aware of their own national cinema and…    
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Book details

List price: $150.15
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education Canada
Publication date: 2/15/2010
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 456
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Mise en Sc�ne
Nonfiction Films
Canadian Cinema
Writing about Film