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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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Great starter to those wanting to learn the aesthetics of film making. View all 3 comments. This text is available in a variety of formats — digital and print. Published February 1st by Prentice Hall first published Louie 1st You have successfully signed out and will be required to sign back in should you need to download more resources.

Mar 02, Deb rated it really liked it. THORNHILL Marxist medium metaphors mise-en-scene montage move movement narrative gannetti objects open forms photographed plane play players produced protagonist proxemic psychological realistic reality roles scene screen script sense sequence shooting social sound soundtrack space stage stars story structure studio style stylized subject matter suggest symbolic technique tend theatrical theme theory THORNHILL tion Truffaut usually viewer virtually visual York.

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He has taught courses in film, literature, writing, drama, and humanities. Feb 12, Heidi Angell rated it liked it. 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. Open Preview See a Problem?


Jul 05, jm rated it really liked it Shelves: The many pictures make you wanna go and see more movies. Sep 30, Brandon T.

Username Password Forgot your username or password? I guess that I really should have learned more from this book, because I disagreed with a lot of the points that the author makes. This material is protected under all copyright laws, as they currently exist. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

GiannettiJim Leach Snippet view – Understanding Movies Louis D. The text explains everything very well, and goes gisnnetti detail where it needs to.

Giannetti Snippet view – Like in school and not just for moveis minutes while other people don’t care. This textbook had too much personality for my taste.

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Understanding Movies, 13th Edition

Its focus is on formalism–how the forms of the film e. I consider this book capable of improving both perception of and thought about movies as they are being watched, while increasing the long term relevance of the movies themes and memorable moments.

There are also some storyboards from specific film scenes used to give the reader a better understanding of how films are made. I marked it down one star because I am disappointed with the key terms boxes in each chapter- they were confusing to me as a reader and weren’t laid out well.

No eBook available Amazon. He lives in Shaker Heights, where lie spends an inordinate amount of time tending his Japanese-style garden. Giannetti is the father of two daughters, Christina and Francesca. I give it 3.

Understanding Movies

Professor Giannetti is also the author of a book on cinema theory, Godard and Others: Helps readers understand how the many languages of film work together to create meaning. In addition to being a professional film critic for several years, he has written about movies for such sch Louis D. He has published many articles, both popular and scholarly, on political subjects, literature, and drama. In a readable, accessible, and sometimes humorous manner, Understanding Movies engages students in the fascinating language of film and helps further their appreciation and understanding of why and how movie watchers respond as they do to different films.


The final chapter, Synthesis, is an in-depth analysis of Citizen Kane from the perspective of each of the above sections. Share a link to All Resources.

Giannetti in person when he came to speak to our film class. It tried to be super fun but honestly I don’t have time to read all this. Sep 15, Winey Mommy rated it really liked it Shelves: He has published many articles, both popular and scholarly, on political subjects, literature, and drama. 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: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Refresh and try again. I guess that was pretty obvious because I’m a film major.

Examples of both good and bad movies are used with explanations as to why some things work in a film, yet others don’t.