Understanding Movies Helps readers understand how the many languages of film work together to create meaning Louis Giannetti organizes Understanding Movies around the key elements of filmmaking including cintematography

  • Title: Understanding Movies
  • Author: Louis D. Giannetti
  • ISBN: 9780131890985
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Paperback
  • Helps readers understand how the many languages of film work together to create meaning Louis Giannetti organizes Understanding Movies around the key elements of filmmaking, including cintematography, Mise en Scene, movement, editing, sound, acting, drama, casting, story, screenwriting, ideology, and theory He synthesizes every element through a complete case study CHelps readers understand how the many languages of film work together to create meaning Louis Giannetti organizes Understanding Movies around the key elements of filmmaking, including cintematography, Mise en Scene, movement, editing, sound, acting, drama, casting, story, screenwriting, ideology, and theory He synthesizes every element through a complete case study Citizen Kane, This book s ideas are illuminated with hundreds of high quality still photos, than 70 in full color, taken from movies such as The Matrix, Almost Famous, jackass the movie, Chicago, Lord of the Rings, Mystic River, and Traffic New in this edition a full section on contemporary special effects and computer generated imagery CGI up to the minute information on new developments in film technology coverage of recent films and filmmakers ethnic diversity including new material on the Islamic cinema and lavish use of color and high quality paper An updated Companion Website contains animations, video clips from interviews with movie professionals, and Research Navigator access to New York Times film reviews For everyone who wants to understand the artistry and meaning of the movies.

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    About “Louis D. Giannetti

    1. Louis D. Giannetti says:

      Louis D Giannetti is a Professor Emeritus of English and Film at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland He has taught courses in film, literature, writing, drama, and humanities He has published many articles, both popular and scholarly, on political subjects, literature, and drama In addition to being a professional film critic for several years, he has written about movies for such scholarly journals as Literature Film Quarterly, The Western Humanities Review, and Film Criticism Professor Giannetti is also the author of Goddard and Others Essays on Film Form, published in both Britain and the United States and Masters of the American Cinema Prentice Hall, 1981 , a survey of American fiction films from the perspective of eighteen key figures Flashback A Brief History of Film, Sixth Edition Allyn Bacon, 2010 , written with Scott Eyman, is a history organized by decade that outlines major events, trends, and important filmmakers and their work, with emphasis on the American cinema Understanding Movies has been a best selling text in all its previous editions, widely used in the United States and in such countries as Australia, Britain, Singapore, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and Japan Dr Giannetti is the father of two daughters, Christina and Francesca He lives in Shaker Heights, where he spends an inordinate amount of time tending his Japanese style garden, to make sure it keeps that natural look.



    2 thoughts on “Understanding Movies

    1. غريب جداً بالنسبة ان الكتاب ده مش معروف ، مش عارف انا وقعت عليه ازّاي الحقيقة قريته PDF الكتاب بيتكلّم بشكل غير مُستفيض عن علاقة السينما بالأدب ، وأساليب الاخراج في الوقت ده ، علي صِغَر حجمه كان كثيف جداً خُصوصاً في حديثه عن بيرجمان الترجمة للأسف كانت سيّئة جداً ، بس أي مُتابع [...]

    2. At times a bit basic, but overall exhaustive look at films and their elements. The many pictures make you wanna go and see more movies.

    3. I TOOK INTRO TO FILM. I guess that was pretty obvious because I'm a film major. But it was so exciting to talk about movies. Like in school and not just for five minutes while other people don't care. The class was super easy and there were only like three other majors but I DONT CARE IT WAS A BLAST.This textbook had too much personality for my taste. Also it was like 45% mini movie reviews when it captioned stuff with explanations. It tried to be super fun but honestly I don't have time to read [...]

    4. I have a general interest in film (which is why I took the class) and the terminology and movie back story have been interesting. The publisher has a decent amount of online study material and practice quizzes for each chapter that made the online Blackboard quizzes/tests fairly easy if you read the book.

    5. If you're a movie buff and want to understand the visual language of film. Then this is informative.

    6. Solid film textbook that was mentioned by American film critic Roger Ebert, it gives an overarching scope of different mediums that are involved in film. It is a good starting point to fine tune your interests.

    7. This was the first textbook I ever had for a film class. Intro to Film, I believe. And, since it's been a while, I decided to go back and read it from start to finish (instead of piecemeal like you normally do with college textbooks). It was a nice overall view of the art of movie making.The book is divided into sections, each one building on the last and focusing on one specific feature of movies. The sections are Photography, Mise en Scene, Movement, Editing, Sound, Acting, Drama, Story, Writi [...]

    8. Louis Giannetti gives a really accessible introduction to watching and (surprise) understanding movies. It's very easy to read - with lots of pictures for those of us who only want books with pictures. The straight-forward, clear text goes a long way; he knows he needs to keep things kinda simple, but is considerate enough not to water things down and insult our intelligence. It lays a good foundation to build upon with future, perhaps more specific and/or advanced books on film studies.

    9. Read this for a college class called visual cultures. The book blew my mind open to what goes into designing movies! I have never watched a movie the same way again! It has increased my ability to appreciate master movie craftsmen. Use this as a solid foundation. It was also nice that it used classic and popular movies to provide examples of the material. Images speak a thousand words so the images from well-known movies support the teaching.

    10. I really enjoyed this book. It had a lot of good information. 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. I also would have appreciated key terms being bolded so I could quickly find them. This is common practice with textbooks. However, I enjoyed the book and my corresponding class!

    11. "Understanding Movies" is full of colorful pictures that illustrate the main elements of film, such as photography, editing, sound and narration.The photographs dominate the pages at times. The in-text citations are not always near the pages (or chapters) that have the photographs they are referencing. It can be a little frustrating to flip back and forth to match them.Otherwise the book is insightful and easy to read.

    12. 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. Maybe that says more about me than the book itself! We had to buy this book for a film class I took, but the teacher never really used it. Maybe that says more about the book than my review!

    13. Good textbook with a lot of good information in it. The text explains everything very well, and goes into detail where it needs to. 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.

    14. What an awesome way to increase knowledge and enjoyment of movies. This textbook discusses the ideas and rationale behind the art, settings, characters, stories, dramatizations, and more of movies. 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.

    15. This is an excellent introduction to the technical and artistic aspects of the medium of motion pictures. It's richly illustrated with examples from movies from all eras of motion picture history. A great introduction and reference text for anyone interested in understanding why movies turn out the way they do and what kinds of thought and effort go into making one.

    16. .gned to help students analyze movies with precision and technical sophistication. Its focus is on formalism--how the forms of the film (e.g camera work, editing, photography, etc.) create meaning in a film. The Seventh Edition updates each

    17. The most widely used text for film classes in America. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Giannetti in person when he came to speak to our film class. This book is easy to understand while being extremely informative and offering many examples of each concept.

    18. I had a much earlier edition of this, in college in the early '80s. It was a good guide to the basic techniques and strategies of filmmaking and conveyance of message. Technical, but not written in jargon.

    19. This text was very interesting and enjoyable. In fact, I am keeping this textbook because it is fun to read. Even if you are not taking a class and are interested in film I recommend taking a look at this text.

    20. درس گفتارهایی از سینما - از تصویر تا تئوری های سینمایی - کتاب خوبی است از این نظر که دیدِ مختصر اما مفیدی نسبت به مقوله فرم در سینما می دهد .

    21. For neophytes, like me, this book is an invaluable source of knowledge. Whether you are a film student or not this is a very good aid to better understand the art of film-making

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