Film: An Introduction

Film: An Introduction

by WilliamH.Phillips (Author), WilliamH.Phillips (Author)


This clear, straightforward and lavishly illustrated text takes the reader through the basics of film analysis, drawing on an unrivalled range of film for discussion, including both those the student will already be familiar with and those their teachers will want them to be familiar with. Beginning with a consideration of the techniques used in making a film and the consequences for viewers' of the filmmaker's choices, the book goes on to consider questions of genre and the contexts and meanings of film. Throughout, it is enlivened by figures, tables and illustrations, glossed terms, sidebars displaying interviews with filmmakers or examples of students' writing, and, at the end of each chapter, annotated further reading lists and chapter summaries. MARKET 1> Introductory film courses for undergraduate students of Film Studies, Media Studies, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, English Studies, American Studies, European Studies, Modern Languages;MARKET 2> Some sales to school libraries (e.g. for A level media studies courses) Access and adult education market



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Format: Paperback
Pages: 610
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Published: 09 Jul 1999

ISBN 10: 0333794877
ISBN 13: 9780333794876
Book Overview: William H. Phillips is the author of Analyzing Films and Writing Short Scripts (2nd edition) .

Author Bio
WILLIAM H. PHILLIPS teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is the author of Analyzing Films (1985) and Writing Short Scripts (second edition) (1999).