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Understanding Movies

Understanding Movies - 12th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205737543

Cover of Understanding Movies 12TH 11 (ISBN 978-0205737543)
ISBN13: 978-0205737543
ISBN10: 0205737544
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 12TH 11
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2011
International: No

List price: $120.25

Understanding Movies - 12TH 11 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205737543

Louis Giannetti

ISBN13: 978-0205737543
ISBN10: 0205737544
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 12TH 11
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2011
International: No
Summary

Helps readers understand how the many languages of film work together to create meaning.

Louis Giannetti organizes Understanding Movies around the key elements of filmmaking, including cintematography, Mise en Scène, movement, editing, sound, acting, drama, casting, story, screenwriting, ideology, and theory. He synthesizes every element through a complete case study: Citizen Kane. This book's ideas are illuminated with hundreds of high-quality still photos, more than 70 in full color, taken from movies such as The Matrix, Almost Famous, jackass the movie, Chicago, Lord of the Rings, Mystic River, and Traffic. New in this edition: a full section on contemporary special effects and computer generated imagery (CGI); up-to-the-minute information on new developments in film technology; more coverage of recent films and filmmakers; more ethnic diversity (including new material on the Islamic cinema); and more lavish use of color and high-quality paper. An updated Companion Website contains animations, video clips from interviews with movie professionals, and Research Navigator access to New York Times film reviews.

For everyone who wants to understand the artistry and meaning of the movies.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Photography 1
2. Mise en Scene 37
3. Movement 79
4. Editing 117
5. Sound 185
6. Acting 221
7. Drama 266
8. Story 303
9. Literature 341
10. Ideology 373
11. Theory 413
12. Synthesis: Citizen Kane 445
Glossary 481
Index 491