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For undergraduate courses in Introduction to Film, Introduction to Cinema, and Film Appreciation. Updated in a new 12th edition, this book is organized around the elements of film and provides readers valuable insight into how movies communicate and convey meaning to their audiences through a unique network of language systems and techniques
In a readable, accessible, and sometimes humorous manner, this book engages readers 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.
From Slumdog Millionaire to Transformers, this book provides readers with a new way of looking at films that are familiar to them through contemporary coverage .Organized around elements of film, the Twelfth Edition of this market leading text provides students with a new way of looking at films that are familiar to them through contemporary coverage and a visually engaging presentation.
“Understanding Movies is the best text that I have found which covers the essentials of filmmaking in a logical sequence, comprehensively, using a writing style that will delight the most discriminating reader. “-Janine Adkins, Rio Solado College