Looking at Movies, Third Edition is an accessible and visually dynamic introduction to film studies that offers more media support and a lower price than all of its. Film analysis starts g at Movies is the most effective introduction to film analysis available. From its very first chapter, Looking at Movies provides. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

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Someone please tell the guy who wrote this piece of dog exceiment that when you put a photo in a text book the caption dosnt have to give the photos life story If your a student and your class calls for the use and study of this book do your self a favor and drop the class because trust me you do not want to have to use this book unless you have a extra 40 hours of reading time a week you can spare.

Our personal views provide a legitimate perspective, as long as we recognize and acknowledge how they may color our interpretation.

Camille T Magno rated it liked it Jan 13, Feb 09, David rated it really liked it. The goal is in its greatest jeopardy, and an affirmative answer to the central question seems all but impossible. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Neicy rated it it was amazing Aug 16, This is a really well organized textbook and is very easy to understand. The Fourth Edition is not only more comprehensive, but also more accessible and sophisticated in its integration of media.

It hits all the big aspects of film review and has lots of examples. Preview — Looking at Movies by Richard Barsam. Books by Richard Barsam.

Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film by Richard Barsam

Supplementary materials, conceived and created by the authors, integrate seamlessly with the text. In the world of movies, form is cinematic language: The person, people, creature, or force responsible for obstructing our protagonist is known as the antagonist. A Critical History rev.


It comes with everything that is listed in the description. This is one of my favorite text books I have ever had to get for a class. At loojing 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 barswm The Village Voice, Entertainment Weekly, and American Film Institute for some further film viewing and analysis. All things considered, then, despite the puzzling loss of the theory chapterBarsam’s “Looking at Movies” is the best all-around choice for an introduction to film text, and I highly recommend it.

It was admittedly a bit clunky, but baarsam 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. Barsam’s introductory film textbook is a must have for any film student interested in the finer points of cinema. Richard Meran BarsamDave Monahan. Over the course of the second act, narrative typically builds toward a moves, a breaking point of sorts, as the conflict intensifies and goal remains out of reach.

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But, more importantly, it shows students what the text describes. There is so much text its almost impossible to learn anything let alone study this piece of crap for a test im sure to take at the end of each chapter. The better solution–I think–would have been simply to revise the old material and include the new material as well as some of the original material in other other chapters where it topically belongs moving the discussion of genres, for example, into the chapter on narrative.

This narrative peak is called the crisis. Lists with This Book. The 2nd edition had an entire chapter on film theory and criticism. But Barsam’s book is better organized than most.

Chapter 2 — Principles of Film Form p. Although I had a fairly solid foundation, his book helped lay down the missing points Considering how much of a fan I am over movies, actors, and their stories, it was a wonderful read to get as much information about theory and behind the scenes techniques.


To ask other readers questions about Looking barsqm Moviesplease sign up. From its very first chapter, Looking at Movies provides students with the tools they need to become perceptive viewers of film. After reading this book cover to cover I can say that overall this is not a bad text to read.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Refresh and try again. Norton Limited- Cinematography. Looking at Movies is the most effective introduction to film analysis available.

Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film

This rising action, and the tension it provokes, enhances loooking engagement with the ongoing narrative. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Christopher Samuelson rated it liked it Looiing 03, A must read for every Film students. Cody rated it it was amazing Jan 24, No eBook available Amazon. 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.

As a huge move buff, this book informed me about the moviees of film and helped me appreciate the work and magic behind what makes a movie a classic. 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.

Chapter 4 — Elements of Narrative p.