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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Pearson offers special pricing when you package your text with other student resources. But it was so exciting to understtanding about movies. Great starter to those wanting to learn the aesthetics of film making. Feb 11, Jon rated it really liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Books by Louis D. Like in school and not just for five minutes while other people don’t care. This book is definitely a good introductory read on the style and substance of film.

View all 3 comments. In addition to being a professional film critic for several years, he has written about movies for such sch Louis Moviss.

Understanding Movies

Lists with This Book. Table of Contents In this Section: One of the Best writers Ever. There are also some storyboards from specific film scenes used to give the reader a better understanding of how films are made.


Nov 01, Daniel added it Shelves: New to This Edition. I give it 3. Technical, but not written in jargon. We had to buy At times a bit basic, but overall exhaustive look at films and their elements.

It is a good starting point to fine tune your interests. Louis Giannetti gives a really accessible introduction to watching and surprise understanding movies. Account Options Sign in.

Understanding Movies, 13th Edition

Since I was planning to watch Kane again for another movie list, I decided to time my viewing with the reading of this last chapter so it was fresh in my mind. Both books are copiously illustrated.

South Africa, and Japan. And, since it’s been a while, I decided to go back and read it from start to finish instead of piecemeal like you normally do with college textbooks. The final chapter, Synthesis, is an in-depth analysis of Citizen Kane from the perspective of each of the above sections.

This material is protected under all copyright laws, as they currently exist. Informative book, probably a textbook. Understanding Movies Louis D. I really enjoyed this book.

Rigid and uninspired classification of the film production, centered on the well documented Hollywood style of production. I have a general interest in film which is why I took the class and the terminology and movie back story have been interesting. New in this edition: Professor Giannetti is also the author of a book on cinema theory, Godard and Others: This title is out of print.


Trivia About Understanding Movies. I liked that it defined most of the terms in the text so you didn’t have to go and do a lot of outside research to figure out what the authors were saying, and the examples are excellent as well.

Each chapter is loaded with screen shots of movies that provide examples of what the author is talking about.

Understanding Movies by Louis D. Giannetti

My library Help Advanced Book Search. It was a good guide to the basic techniques and strategies of filmmaking and conveyance of message. He has published many articles, both popular and scholarly, on political subjects, literature, and drama. GiannettiJim Leach Snippet view – Its focus is on formalism – how unserstanding forms of the film create meaning.

Mise en Scene Chapter 3: This textbook had too much personality for my taste. Thanks for telling us about the problem. However, I enjoyed the book and my corresponding class! Preface Preface is available for download in PDF format.

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