Understanding MOVIES. Louis Giannetti. Thirteenth Edition. Boston Columbus Indianapolis New York San Francisco Upper Saddle River. Amsterdam Cape. Helps readers understand how the many languages of film work together to create meaning. Louis Giannetti organizes Understanding Movies around the key . ‘Understanding Movies’ is designed to help students analyse movies with precision and technical sophistication. Its focus is on formalism – how the forms of the.

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We had to buy this book for a film class I took, but the teacher never really used it. You have successfully signed out and will be required to sign back in should you need to download more resources. There are also some storyboards from specific film scenes used to give the reader a better understanding of how films are made.

This text was very interesting and enjoyable. May 13, Evan understnding it liked it Shelves: I have a general interest in film which is why I took the class and the terminology and uneerstanding back story have been interesting.

Availability This title is out of print. If you’re a movie buff and want to understand the visual language of film. Professor Giannetti is the father of two daughters, Christina and Francesca. Sep 15, Winey Mommy rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s very easy to read – with lots of pictures for those of us who only want books with pictures.


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Sep 23, Ellen rated it liked it. In addition to being a professional film critic for several years, he has written about movies for such sch Louis D. At times a bit basic, but overall exhaustive look at films and their elements. Each chapter is loaded with screen shots of movies that provide examples of what the author is talking about. I also would have appreciated key terms being bolded so I could quickly find them. I had a much earlier edition of this, in college in the early ’80s.

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Preview understxnding Understanding Movies by Louis D. An updated Companion Website contains animations, video clips from interviews with movie professionals, and Research Navigator access to New York Times film reviews. Giannetti Snippet view – He lives in Shaker Heights, where undfrstanding spends an inordinate amount of time tending his Japanese-style garden.

Louis Giannetti gives a really accessible introduction to watching and surprise understanding movies. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Feb 11, Jon rated it really liked it Shelves: This is an excellent introduction to the technical and artistic aspects of the medium of motion pictures. It’s richly illustrated with examples from movies from all eras of motion picture history. The text explains everything very well, and goes into detail where it needs to. However, I enjoyed the book and my corresponding class!

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Nov 01, Daniel added it Shelves: Its focus is on formalism – how the forms of the film create meaning. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It had a lot of good information. Preface Preface is available for download in PDF format.

Students, buy or rent this eText. Mise en Scene Chapter 3: I moviess it 3. Trivia About Understanding Movies. Griffith Dadaists dialogue direct cinema Directed documentary dominant dramatic editing effect Eisenstein emotional emphasize example exploited explore expressionistic extreme long shot Fellini fiction films film director filmmakers frame genre Godard Griffith Hitchcock ideas Jean-Luc Godard John Josef von Sternberg Kane kind kinetic lens light literal live theatre M.