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And of course, Barsam’s book like most others is copiously movues, with helpful captions and the layout and design is better in Barsam’s than in most other texts of this sort.

Account Options Sign in. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. PaperbackSecond Edition. The Helen Van Dongen Diary ed. Dec 31, Ayah A. The Appendix also provides some useful information on Hollywood production systems, studios, unions, the ratings system, and producers and directors. I enjoyed reading it and I learned a lot about film and film techniques and now I keep noticing them in things I watch. Want to Read saving…. Shaped by Richard Barsam’s more than twenty years of classroom experience, “Looking at Movies” uses students’ natural enthusiasm for the subject as a foundation for going beyond enjoyment toward intelligent, analytical understanding of movies.

This book will be the textbook for my upcoming Film course at ASM. Considering how much of a fan I am over movies, actors, and their stories, it was a wonderful aat to get as much information about theory and behind the scenes techniques. The Looking at Movies student website provides an abundance of review and ancillary materials, including the Writing About Movies guide. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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Our personal views provide a legitimate perspective, as long as we recognize and acknowledge how they may color our interpretation. It’s a great introduction on how to analyze movies, but might seem like common sense to those people who already have an understanding of film in this way. Very informative looiing detailed.

Richard Barsam

A perfect book for understanding Cinema and it’s various forms. Return to Book Page. Professor Barsam’s clear writing, thorough presentation of fundamental film principles, and unique pedagogical additions to the tra Shaped by Richard Barsam’s more than twenty years of classroom experience, “Looking at Movies” uses students’ natural enthusiasm for the subject as a foundation for going beyond enjoyment toward intelligent, analytical understanding of movies.

An Introduction to Film Looking at movies.

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. No eBook available Amazon.

To quote ” movies have defined America” B S Talk about an over-lown sense of importance give the fact the the fiml industry is the only business the has well over 20 award shows so they cant patt themselfs on the back at how great they kovies im not surpised of how much ego if find in this book. This is a really well organized textbook and is very easy to understand.

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Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film

The 2nd edition had an entire chapter on film theory and criticism. Seeing as it’s a textbook and not an interactive site, there is something lost in transitioning from paper to the actual moving material.

Chapter 2 — Principles of Film Form p.

The writing is engaging, readable and informative. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The book is very well written and organized. It is possible to buy the text bundled with a small booklet on writing about movies which is a pretty good treatment and a truly excellent dvd with film shorts and some of the best tutorials by David Monahan available anywhere.

Norton Limited- Cinematography. All things considered, then, despite the puzzling loss of the theory chapterBarsam’s “Looking at Movies” is the best all-around choice brasam an introduction to film text, and I highly recommend it. My library Help Advanced Book Search. No trivia or quizzes yet.