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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No portion of this material underetanding be reproduced, in any form or by any means, without permission in writing from the publisher. Professor Giannetti is also the author of a book on cinema theory, Godard and Others: If you’re a movie buff and want to understand the visual language of film.

Understanding Movies by Louis D. Giannetti

This material is protected under all copyright laws, as they currently exist. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Prentice-HallJan 1, – Motion pictures – pages. The most widely used text for film classes in America.

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Sep 23, Ellen rated it liked it. Because this book was it. Sign Up Already have an access code?

Share a link to All Resources. It is updated with recent films and personalities for students. This book is definitely a good introductory read on the style and substance of film.

Understanding Movies

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This textbook discusses the ideas and rationale behind the art, settings, characters, stories, dramatizations, and more of movies. He lives in Shaker Heights, where lie spends an inordinate amount of time tending his Japanese-style garden.

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 McDaniel, and Lena Horne.


This book’s ideas are illuminated with hundreds of high-quality still photos, more than 70 in full color, taken from movies such as The Moives, Almost Famous, jackass the movie, Chicago, Lord of the Rings, Mystic River, and Traffic. Want to Read saving…. View all 3 comments. He has published many articles, both popular and scholarly, on political subjects, literature, and drama. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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It’s richly illustrated with examples from movies from all eras of moviss picture history. 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 giannetyi live theatre M.

Technical, but not written in jargon. It had a lot of good information. This textbook had too much personality for my taste. It was a nice overall view of the art of movie making. Preview — Understanding Movies by Louis D.

Each chapter is loaded with screen shots of movies that provide examples of moves the author is talking about. This was the first textbook I ever had for a film class. Instructor resource file download The work is protected by local and international copyright laws and is provided solely for the use of instructors in teaching their courses and assessing student learning.

One of the Best writers Ever. Common terms and phrases actors actual aesthetic Akira Kurosawa American angle artists audience auteur theory avant-garde Bazin Bergman camera Chaplin characters cinema cinema gianmetti cinematographer Citizen Kane classical closed form closeup color context convey critics D. 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.


You have successfully signed out and will be required to sign back in should you need to download more resources. About the Author s. But it was so exciting to talk about movies. He has taught courses in film, literature, writing, drama, and humanities.

Mar 27, Alborz Taheri rated it liked it. Essays on Film Formpublished in both Britain and the United States and Masters of the American Cinema Prentice Hall,a survey of American fiction films from the perspective of eighteen key unverstanding. It tried to be super fun but honestly I don’t have time to read all this. Both books are copiously illustrated. Movles guess that I really should have learned more from this book, because I disagreed with a lot of the points that the author makes.

In a readable, accessible, and sometimes humorous manner, Understanding Movies engages students in the fascinating language of film and helps further their appreciation and understanding of why and how movie watchers respond as they do to mpvies films. Account Options Sign in. Jul 05, jm rated it really liked it Shelves: He has taught courses in film, literature, writing, drama, and humanities.

If you’re interested in creating a cost-saving package for your students, contact your Pearson rep. Even if undefstanding are not taking a class and are interested in film I recommend taking a look at this text.