Film analysis starts g at Movies is the most effective introduction to film analysis available. From its very first chapter, Looking at Movies provides. Shaped by Richard Barsam’s more than twenty years of classroom experience, ” Looking at Movies” uses students’ natural enthusiasm for the subject as a. Available in: Other Format. Students love watching movies. Help them understand ng on students’ enthusiasm for movies.

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Ships from and sold by Amazon. A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. 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 lookinf of all the important topics. Richard Barsam does provide a richrd array of examples from nearly all genres of film which makes identifying the properties easier.

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Open Preview See a Problem? The writing is engaging, readable and informative. Some sections are a little too extensive in their review of particular films and forms. From its very first chapter, Looking at Movies provides students with the tools they need to become perceptive viewers of film.


It hits all the big aspects of film review and has lots of examples. Chapter 4 — Elements of Narrative p. This rising action, and the barwam it provokes, enhances our engagement with the ongoing narrative. This was an online class that I took that needed this book and I am soo glad I took the class this book is really great.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. After reading this book cover to cover I can say that overall this is not a bad text to read.

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Looking at Movies by Dave Monahan and Richard Barsam (2015, Paperback)

Skip to main content. Textbook came earlier than the intended date. Barsam’s introductory film textbook is a must have for any film student interested in the finer points of cinema. Show less Show more. About this product Synopsis Looking at Movies is the most effective, engaging, and widely adopted introduction to film analysis available. 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.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. An Introduction to Mass Communication. At the end of the text be sure to note the list of Academy Award Winners for Best Picture, Sight and Sound’s top ten movies list, and top one hundred films lists of The Village Voice, Entertainment Weekly, and American Film Institute for some further film viewing and analysis.


One person found this helpful. Exactly what it said it is. I highly recommend renting the book if you need it for a class because it saves you ALOT of money and it contains all the necessary content that will help you through a film class or for self-teaching.

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From its very first chapter, Looking at Movies provides students with all the tools they need to become perceptive viewers of film, including the most sophisticated and seamlessly integrated media resources that are rich with comprehensive analysis and eichard tools ever produced for a textbook in this market. Covers all aspects acting, cinematography, and so much more. If a term of concept is written on one page, an example of it was placed five pages after rather than on the same page.

The book is very well written and organized.

Read more Read less. To ask other readers questions about Looking at Moviesplease sign up. The new 3rd edition of “Looking at Movies” adds a valuable and much-needed chapter on film history and expands the discussion of film technology, production and marketing.