Looking at Movies, Third Edition is an accessible and visually dynamic introduction to film studies that offers more media support and a lower price than all of its. Film analysis starts g at Movies is the most effective introduction to film analysis available. From its very first chapter, Looking at Movies provides. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

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After reading this book cover to cover I can say that overall this is not a bad text to read.

Two DVDs packaged with all new copies of Looking at Movies provide nearly four hours of barsan content. Picked this up in a second-hand shop on a whim, I wanted to learn how to appreciate movies more and it helped me achieve just that.

Not a bad first look at film, and all the stills printed in the chapters have their original aspect ratio. As the term implies, the climax tends to be the most impressive event in the movie.

I enjoyed reading it and I learned a lot about film and film techniques and now I keep noticing them in things I watch. Although I had a fairly solid foundation, his book helped lay down the missing points It was admittedly a bit clunky, but the better solution would have been to rewrite it, not remove it entirely–which leaves a gaping hole in what is otherwise admirable coverage of all the important topics.

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There is so much text its almost impossible to learn anything let alone study this piece of crap for a test im sure to take at the end of each chapter.

Looking at MoviesThird Edition is an accessible and visually dynamic introduction to film studies that offers more media support and a lower price than all of its competitors. This is a really well organized textbook and is very easy to understand.

The Looking at Movies student website provides an abundance of review and ancillary materials, including the Writing About Movies guide. Professor Barsam’s clear writing, thorough presentation of fundamental film principles, and unique pedagogical additions to the traditional introductory text– including an entire chapter devoted to analytical writing– ensure that students approach screenings and writing assignments equipped with the analytical tools necessary to be active, insightful interpreters of movies.

Camille T Magno rated it liked it Jan 13, Pretty good introductory textbook on film and filmmaking. Barsam covers all the requisite formal elements narrative, cinematography, mise-en-scene, acting, editing, etc.

It comes with everything that is listed in the description. I read this for my film class and it was really cool.

A Critical Introduction” in other classes say they prefer the Barsam to both of those. In short, a great text. All things considered, then, despite the puzzling loss of the theory chapterBarsam’s “Looking at Movies” is the best all-around choice for an introduction to film text, and I highly recommend it. Barsam’s introductory film textbook is a must have for any film student interested in the finer points of cinema. Feb 09, David rated it really liked it.


Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film by Richard Barsam

The two DVDs and student website offer an abundance of pedagogically useful and visually dynamic multimedia content. Lastly, Barsam has a quirky understanding of mise-en-scene, broadening badsam concept so much that it becomes almost synonymous with the movie per se, rather than restricting mise-en-scene to a focus on the image and its composition and constituent components–although, to his credit, Barsam admits as much to the reader and then proceeds to handle his actual analyses much as everyone else does.

The book is very well written and organized. Although I had a fairly solid foundation, his book helped lay down the missing points Grammar mistakes on every page, lots of redundancy etc. The new edition does have a few weaknesses, movids least, in my opinion.

Christopher Samuelson lookijg it liked it May 03, Neicy rated it it was amazing Aug 16, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. From its very first chapter, Looking at Movies provides students with the tools they need to become perceptive viewers of film. Conceived, directed, hosted, edited, and narrated by coauthor and filmmaker Dave Monahan, each DVD tutorial directly relates to and complements the content in the ar.