Presenting an introduction to film appreciation and analysis, this book examines the key elements of film studies. It offers practical guidance on essay-writing, including analysis of sample essays. It covers topics and trends, from digital film to YouTube. It helps students develop a critical awareness of cinema. It is suitable for film students.
Combining a student-friendly approach with in-depth coverage, this book gives an enthusiastic and thoroughly contemporary examination of all the key elements of film studies. It: offers practical guidance on essay-writing, including analysis of sample essays; covers hot topics and new trends, from digital film to YouTube; and, is packed with new examples in visual and text format. This brief, jargon-free introduction to film appreciation and analysis helps students develop a critical awareness of cinema without overwhelming them. Including new features, updated examples and greater attention to growing trends, the new edition provides deeper coverage of key theory, concepts and terminology for all film students.
Understanding the Medium; Graphics and Sound; Film, Space, and Mise-en-Scene; Enhancing the Image: Color, Lighting, and Visual Effects; Film Genres; Film Subtext; The Film Director; Film and Literature; Film Analysis; Film Theory and Criticism; Appendix I: Films Discussed and Directors; Appendix II: Sample Student Papers; Appendix III: Video and DVD Rental and Purchase Sources and Web Sites; Glossary of Motion Picture Terms; Index.