Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. Richard Barsam (Author, Hunter College), Dave Monahan (Author, University From its very first chapter, Looking at Movies provides students with all the tools. Study Plan · Learning Objectives Exercise · Chapter Overview · Ebook · Review Quiz · Flashcards · Screening Checklists · Timelines · Bookmark and Share.

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Refresh and try again. For a book required for an English credit, this book’s wording is shoddy at best. The most visually movied text on the market. Good condition, exactly what my proffessor had.

Seeing as it’s a textbook and not an interactive site, there is something lost in transitioning from paper to the actual moving material. Loose Leaf Verified Purchase. Richard Barsam does provide a wide array of examples from nearly all genres of film which makes identifying the properties easier. Chapter 4 — Elements of Narrative looknig.

The 2nd edition had an entire chapter on film theory and criticism. Film analysis starts here. Chapter 1 — Looking at Movies p.

Textbook came earlier than the intended date. Even though moives class I took for reading this book was a waste of time, I did find this interesting. Giannetti, by contrast, has a entire chapter on movement, whereas Barsam handles camera movement in his cinematography chapter and movement within the image in his chapter on mise-en-scene–which I think makes much more sense.

The Third Edition adds kovies but jargon-free coverage of three areas: Grammar mistakes on every page, lots of redundancy etc.


Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Sommer Cox rated it really liked it Oct 05, 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.

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.

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This book if very easy and interesting to read. 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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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. As is, the reader or teacher and student either has to wade through all that preliminary discussion prior to getting to the really meaty material, or she has to jump around in the book and split up the reading so as to address everything that is topically related in one read. No trivia or quizzes yet. Camille T Magno rated it liked it Jan 13, Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. It is one-of the most over written self involved pieces of text I have ever had the dis plessure of reading.


A Critical History rev. A must read for every Film students. The book is very well written and organized. A Critical Introduction” in other classes say they prefer the Barsam to both of those. I am renting mine, but it came brand new in the plastic wrap and everything. Over the course of the second act, narrative typically builds toward a peak, a breaking point of sorts, as the conflict intensifies and goal remains out of reach.

Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film by Richard Barsam

Types of Movies Chapter 4: It comes with everything looking is listed in the description. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. PaperbackSecond Edition. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. How the Movies Are Made.

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This rising action, and the tension it provokes, enhances our engagement with the ongoing narrative. Pretty good introductory textbook on film and filmmaking.

Published November 1st by W. Two DVDs packaged with all new copies of Looking at Movies provide nearly four hours of moving-image content.