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Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film

My library Help Advanced Book Search. It was pretty decent. It was difficult to read those chapters for class because of the pages being flip and put in the wrong sections.

For a book required for an English credit, this book’s wording is shoddy at best. In short, a great text.

: Looking at Movies (Fifth Edition) (): Richard Barsam, Dave Monahan: Books

As the term implies, the climax tends to be the most impressive event in the movie. This book if qt easy and interesting to read. Trivia About Looking at Movies Open Preview See a Problem? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Customers who bought this item also bought. Barsam has added and re-arranged material into three long wind-up chapters introducing film appreciation, film forms and film types.


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A perfect book for understanding Cinema and it’s various forms. This item doesn’t belong on this page. A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion. A Critical History rev. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Pretty good introductory textbook on film and filmmaking. Although I had a fairly solid foundation, his book helped lay down the missing points Read, lookung, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

This was an online class that I took that needed this book and I am soo glad I took the class this book is really great. This book will be the textbook for my upcoming Film course at ASM. Professor Barsam’s clear writing, thorough presentation of fundamental film principles, and unique pedagogical additions to the tra Shaped by Richard Barsam’s more than twenty years of classroom experience, “Looking at Movies” uses students’ natural enthusiasm for the subject as a foundation for going beyond enjoyment toward intelligent, analytical understanding of movies.

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See details for additional richad. In the world of movies, form is cinematic language: Excellent introduction to filmmaking. The writing is engaging, readable and informative.

If you’re interested in how to analyze film, this is a great book. That being said I think the official edition comes with a DVD that acts as a supplement. Half of each chapters pages are right side up and upside down. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Feb 09, David rated it really liked it. Get fast, free shipping looming Amazon Prime. Barsam covers all the requisite formal elements narrative, cinematography, mise-en-scene, acting, editing, etc.


From its very first chapter, Looking at Movies provides students with the tools they need to become perceptive viewers of film. Sommer Cox rated it really liked it Oct 05, To quote ” movies have defined America” B S Talk about an over-lown sense of importance give the fact the the fiml industry is the only business the has well over 20 award shows so they cant patt themselfs on the back at how great they barxam im not surpised of how much ego if find in this book.

Giannetti, by contrast, has a entire chapter on movement, whereas Barsam handles camera movement in his oloking chapter and movement within the image in his chapter on mise-en-scene–which I think makes much more sense. Want to Read saving…. If your professor assigns this textbook, please politely question them as to why this one. Very informative and detailed.

Fine for required textbook.