Film: A Important Introduction provides readers with the abilities had to successfully critique and analyze film and teaches strategies for translating ideas about film into written criticism and analysis. Intricate discussions of the present issues in film theory, from sound production to documentaries, keep readers’ perspectives on film fresh and informed. Part I introduces readers to the significance of film analysis, offering helpful strategies for discerning the way in which films produce which means. Part II examines the elemental elements of film, including narrative form, mise en scène, cinematography, editing, and sound, and shows how these concepts can be utilized to interpret films. Part III frames the debates around ideological criticism, national and transnational cinema, and genre and auteur theory that animate latest film scholarship.
Film: A Critical Introduction (3rd Edition)