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ISBN: 0132336995 / ISBN-13: 9780132336994

Understanding Movies


A readable, accessible introduction to film Understanding Movies provides valuable insight into how movies communicate and convey meaning to their ... Show synopsis

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  • Understanding Movies (Prentice Hall) – Trade paperback (2007)
    by Louis Giannetti

    Understanding Movies

    Trade paperback, Prentice Hall
    11th ed.
    611 pages

    ISBN: 0132336995
    ISBN-13: 9780132336994

    For undergraduate courses in Introduction to Film, Introduction to Cinema, and Film Appreciation. This contemporary, best-selling text is designed to help students analyze movies with precision and technical sophistication. Designed to help students analyze movies with precision and technical sophistication, Understanding Movies focuses on formalism--how the languages of the film (e.g., camera work, editing, lighting, story, photography, etc.) create meaning. Building on the same principle of organization as previous ... Show more

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Reviews of Understanding Movies

Overall customer rating: 4.000
by Apollo on Dec 16, 2010

This is the ideal book for someone to understand in deapt the art of cinema. I loved it. More

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Understanding Movies Without Propaganda

by Mara L C on Oct 7, 2010

This is an excellent historical/critical compendium on hundreds of influential and significant films, mainly from the 20th century, but inclusive of the last several years as well. The book details technical, political/sociological and artistic components and how they have affected production ... More


A popular college text for over 20 years

by metra2 on Mar 18, 2010

UNDERSTANDING MOVIES by Louis Giannetti is just now going into its 13th edition, and that's hardly surprising due to the book's brevity, broad appeal, and wealth of information. Although the book is only about half the size of competitive books -- Gerald Mast's SHORT HISTORY OF THE MOVIES and ... More

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