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The Resource A short guide to writing about film

A short guide to writing about film

Label
A short guide to writing about film
Title
A short guide to writing about film
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This best-selling text is a succinct guide to thinking critically and writing precisely about film. Both an introduction to film study and a practical writing guide, this brief text introduces students to major film theories as well as film terminology, enabling them to write more thoughtfully and critically. With numerous student and professional examples, this engaging and practical guide progresses from taking notes and writing first drafts to creating polished essays and comprehensive research projects. Moving from movie reviews to theoretical and critical essays, the text demonstrates how an analysis of a film can become more subtle and rigorous as part of a compositional process. Concise explorations of the most important approaches to film analysis and writing about film, including auteurs, genres, ideology, kinds of formalism, and national cinemas, give students a quick course in the fundamentals for film theory. A range of film terms and topics, including mise-en-scene, point-of-view, composition, realism, and so on, are introduced, so students understand and use correct terminology. Each chapter concludes with short writing exercises that help students view, evaluate, and write about film more critically. Guidance on working with electronic sources helps students understand the limitations and pitfalls of electronic research. A comprehensive Glossary allows students to accurately describe their observations of the details of film practice. A wealth of images features captions with pedagogical directions."--The publisher
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Corrigan, Timothy
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1995
LC item number
.C66 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Short guide series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Film criticism
Label
A short guide to writing about film
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Writing about the movies -- Preparing to watch, and preparing to write -- Film terms and topics -- Six approaches to writing about film -- Style and structure in writing -- Researching the movies -- Manuscript form
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xiv, 190 pages
Isbn
9780673522993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A short guide to writing about film
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Writing about the movies -- Preparing to watch, and preparing to write -- Film terms and topics -- Six approaches to writing about film -- Style and structure in writing -- Researching the movies -- Manuscript form
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xiv, 190 pages
Isbn
9780673522993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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      Liverpool, GB