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The Art of Watching Films

The Art of Watching Films
Author: Dennis Petrie - Joe Boggs
ISBN 13: 9780073386171
ISBN 10: 73386170
Edition: 8
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication Date: 2011-04-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 1056
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This introduction to film appreciation uses contemporary and popular American movies to help students develop critical skills in the analysis and evaluation of film. By suggesting what to look for and how to look for it, this text challenges students to sharpen their powers of observation, establish habits of perceptive watching, and discover complex aspects of film art that will further enhance their enjoyment of watching films.


This introduction to film appreciation uses examples from contemporary and popular American films to help students sharpen their powers of observation and establish habits of perceptive watching. The fifth edition adds 100 new photos and an expanded discussion of genre films, and reintroduces the chapter on censorship. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)