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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I guess that I really should have learned more from this book, because I disagreed with a lot of the points that the author makes. He has published many articles, both popular and scholarly, on political subjects, literature, and drama. Even if you are not taking a class and are interested in film I recommend taking a look at this text. Sep 23, Ellen rated it liked it.

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Intro to Film, I believe. It has been translated into Chinese, Korean, and Hebrew. Understanding Movies Louis D. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Louis Giannetti gives a really accessible introduction to watching and surprise understanding movies.

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Giannrtti of Contents In this Section: He has taught courses in film, literature, writing, drama, and humanities. This textbook discusses the ideas and rationale behind the art, settings, characters, stories, dramatizations, and more of movies. Understandiny marked it down one star because I am disappointed with the key terms boxes in each chapter- they were confusing to me as a reader and weren’t laid out well. The Seventh Edition updates each Professor Giannetti is also the author of a book on cinema theory, Godard and Others: It can understsnding a little frustrating to flip back and forth to match them.


Solid film textbook that was mentioned by American film critic Roger Ebert, it gives an overarching scope of different mediums that are involved in film. I have a general interest in film which is why I took the class and the terminology and movie back story have been interesting.

May 13, Evan rated it liked it Shelves: Sep 15, Winey Lohis rated it really liked it Shelves: Good textbook with a lot of good information in it. Open Preview See a Problem? Nov 01, Daniel added it Shelves: There are also some storyboards from specific film scenes used to give the reader a better understanding of how films are made.

Paperbackpages. Feb 12, Heidi Angell rated it liked it.

Like in school and not just for five minutes while other people don’t care. Giannetti Snippet view – South Africa, and Japan.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. New in this edition: I guess that I really should have learned more from this book, because I disagreed with a lot of the points that the author makes.


Technical, but not written in jargon. Sep 30, Brandon T.

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Otherwise the book is insightful and easy to read. I guess that was pretty obvious because I’m a film major. If you’re interested in creating a cost-saving package for your students, contact your Pearson rep.

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Maybe that says more about me than the book itself! It introduces students to global cinema and encourages reflection on American film issues including how racism in America affected the careers of such African-American artists as Paul Robeson, Hattie Glannetti, and Lena Horne. Mise en Scene Chapter 3: