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Understanding Movies (12th Edition)
Louis Gianneti provides college and university students with a straightforward and entertaining resource available for rental in his textbook Understanding Movies (12th Edition), ISBN 9780205737543. This text revolves around the most significant concepts of filmmaking as well as their interconnected relationships including cinematography, Mise en Scène,...
Louis Gianneti provides college and university students with a straightforward and entertaining resource available for rental in his textbook Understanding Movies (12th Edition), ISBN 9780205737543. This text revolves around the most significant concepts of filmmaking as well as their interconnected relationships including cinematography, Mise en Scène, movement, editing, sound, acting, drama, casting, story, screenwriting, ideology, and theory. The use of a complete case study, Citizen Kane, is integrated to portray each element in an applied manner so that students can better understand each. Vibrantly depicted graphics are presented through the inclusion of top-notch still photos, with over 70 of them offered in full color and taken from such renowned movies as The Matrix, Almost Famous, jackass the movie, Chicago, Lord of the Rings, Mystic River, and Traffic. Various new features are boasted in this latest edition including a full section on modern special effects and computer generated imagery (CGI), current information on new developments in film technology, expanded coverage of recent films and filmmakers, as well as extended use of color and high-quality paper. The expert behind this resource is that of Louis Giannetti. Currently serving as 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. Giannetti has a variety of written work published including many articles, both popular and scholarly, on political subjects, literature, and drama as well as other books including Godard and Others: Essays on Film Form, Masters of the American Cinema, as well as Flashback: A Brief History of Film. Gianneti organizes the concepts of Understanding Movies (12th Edition) across 12 chapters devoted to the various elements of filmmaking. Topics presented include photography, Mise En Scene, movement, editing, sound, acting, drama, story, literature, ideology, and theory. A final chapter offers a compilation of all the elements portrayed through the use of Citizen Kane.
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