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Understanding Movies (12th Edition)

Understanding Movies (12th Edition)
Author: Louis Giannetti
ISBN 13: 9780205737543
ISBN 10: 205737544
Edition: 12
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2010-01-31
Format: Paperback
Pages: 576
List Price: $120.20

Updated in a new 12th edition , this book is organized around the elements of film and provides readers valuable insight into how movies communicate and convey meaning to their audiences.

This book engages readers in the fascinating language of film and helps further their appreciation and understanding of why and how movie watchers respond as they do to different films. From Slumdog Millionaire to Transformers. this book provides readers with a new way of looking at films that are familiar to them through contemporary coverage


A popular, unpretentious, thoroughly illustrated (b&w) college-level textbook on how movies communicate, organized around the realism- formalism dichotomy. This edition (sixth was 1993) is updated to reflect recent developments in the field, and adds many new photos and captions, most from recently released movies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)