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 have a general interest in film which is why I took the class and the terminology and movie back story have been interesting. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. I enjoyed reading it, but I wouldn’t say that it’s a real page-turner.

Rigid and uninspired classification of the film production, centered on the well documented Hollywood style of production. This is common practice with textbooks. Understand film as an industry Discuss the impact of technology on the film industry.

This textbook had too much personality for my taste. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Ethnically-diverse examples —The book includes ethnically-diverse examples such as exemplary coverage of Islamic cinema. We had to buy Informative book, probably a textbook.

He synthesizes every element through a complete case study: New in this edition: This book’s ideas understandint illuminated with hundreds of giannetit still photos, more than 70 in full color, taken from movies such as The Matrix, Almost Famous, jackass the movie, Chicago, Lord of the Rings, Mystic River, and Traffic.

Vibrant, compelling design —Hundreds of colorful, clear photographs reflect gianmetti dynamism of the content and engages students in the book. Louis Giannetti organizes Understanding Movies around the key elements of filmmaking, including cintematography, Mise en ScFne, movement, editing, sound, acting, drama, casting, story, screenwriting, ideology, and Pearson offers special pricing when you package your text with other student resources.


Understanding Movies by Louis D. Giannetti

The straight-forward, clear text goes a long way; he knows he needs to keep things kinda simple, but is considerate enough not to water things down and insult our intelligence. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I really enjoyed this book. Like in school and not just for five minutes while other people don’t care. It is a good starting point to fine tune your interests.

This was the first textbook I ever had for loyis film class. May 10, Dean Hanley rated it liked it. Then this is informative.

Understanding Movies – Louis D. Giannetti – Google Books

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Sep 30, Brandon T. It was a good guide to the basic techniques and strategies of filmmaking and conveyance of message.

I consider this book capable of improving both perception of undersatnding thought about movies as they are being watched, while increasing the long term relevance of the movies themes and memorable moments. Nov 01, Daniel added giannettti Shelves: A great introduction and reference text for anyone interested in understanding why movies turn out the way they do and what kinds of thought and effort go into making one.


He has published many articles, both popular and scholarly, on political subjects, literature, and drama.

South Africa, and Japan. This book is definitely a llouis introductory read on the style and substance of film. Its focus is on formalism–how the forms of the film e.

The photographs dominate the pages at times. Giannetti is the father of two daughters, Christina and Francesca.

Understanding Movies

Mar 02, Deb rated it really liked it. Paperbackpages. Intro to Film, I believe. Intro to Film, I believe. Understanding Movies, 13th Edition. Prentice-HallJan 1, – Motion pictures – pages. Published February 1st by Prentice Hall first published January 1st Feb 11, Jon rated it really liked it Shelves: Each chapter is loaded with screen shots of movies that provide examples of what the author is talking about. Preview — Understanding Movies by Louis D. He has published many articles, both popular and scholarly, on political subjects, literature, and drama.

You have successfully signed out and will be required to sign back in should you need to download more resources. Refresh and try again. He has published many articles, both popular and scholarly, on political subjects, literature, and drama. Common terms and phrases actors actual aesthetic Akira Kurosawa American angle artists audience auteur theory avant-garde Bazin Bergman camera Chaplin characters cinema cinema verite cinematographer Citizen Kane classical closed form closeup color context convey critics D.