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Understanding movies

Author: Louis D Giannetti
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1972.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Annotation. Designed to help movie watchers analyze films with precision and technical sophistication, this book focuses on formalism--how the forms of the film (e.g., camera work, editing, photography, etc.) create meaning. It sheds light on how television and movies communicate, and the complex network of language systems they use. Chapter topics cover developments from all aspects of cinema, contemporary films,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Motion pictures
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Giannetti, Louis D.
Understanding movies.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall [1972]
(OCoLC)574143000
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis D Giannetti
ISBN: 0139361464 9780139361463 0139361383 9780139361388
OCLC Number: 233775
Description: xiv, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Picture --
Movement --
Editing --
Sound --
Drama --
Literature --
Theory --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Louis D. Giannetti.

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Annotation. Designed to help movie watchers analyze films with precision and technical sophistication, this book focuses on formalism--how the forms of the film (e.g., camera work, editing, photography, etc.) create meaning. It sheds light on how television and movies communicate, and the complex network of language systems they use. Chapter topics cover developments from all aspects of cinema, contemporary films, personalities in the field, photography, movement, editing, sound, acting, drama, story writing, and theory. For movie critics and fans alike.

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