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The Film Experience An Introduction



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The Film Experienceis a comprehensive introduction to film that recognizes students as movie fans while surpassing all other texts in helping them understand the art form's full scope. Noted scholars and teachers Tim Corrigan and Patricia White capture the complete film experience, situating their strong coverage of the medium's formal elements within the larger cultural contexts that inform the ways we all watch filmfrom economics and exhibition to marketing and the star system. A host of learning tools gives students the support they need to make the transition from movie fan to critical viewer. Now with a sharper focus that highlights the essential formal and cultural concepts of cinema, and a powerful new suite of video and media, The Film Experienceis theconsummate introductory film text.

Author Biography

Timothy Corrigan is Professor of Cinema Studies, English, and History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. His work in film studies focuses on modern American and international cinema, as well as on pedagogy and film. He is coauthor, with Patricia White, of The Film Experience: An Introduction (2009). His most recent book is The Essay Film from Montaigne, after Marker. He is an editor of the journal Adaptation and serves on the editorial board of Cinema Journal. He has taught film at the University of Amsterdam, Temple University, University of Iowa, and at campuses in Tokyo, Rome, Paris, and London.
Patricia White is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Swarthmore College. She is the author of Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability and is completing a new book on global women's filmmaking in the twenty-first century. With Timothy Corrigan, she is co-author of The Film Experience and co-editor of Critical Visions in Film Theory: Classic and Contemporary Readings. A member of the editorial collective Camera Obscura, she also serves on the board of Women Make Movies.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Cultural Contexts: Making, Watching, and Studying Movies
Introduction:   Studying Film: Culture, Practice, Experience
Chapter 1: Encountering Film: From Preproduction to Exhibition
Part 2: Formal Compositions: Film Scenes, Shots, Cuts, and Sounds
Chapter 2: Exploring a Material World: Mise-en-Scène
Chapter 3: Framing What We See: Cinematography
Chapter 4: Relating Images: Film Editing
Chapter 5: Listening to the Cinema: Film Sound
Part 3: Organizational Structures: From Stories to Genres
Chapter 6: Telling Stories: Narrative Films
Chapter 7: Representing the Real: Documentary Films
Chapter 8: Challenging Form: Experimental Film and New Media
Chapter 9: Rituals, Conventions, Archetypes, and Formulas: Movie Genres 
Part 4: Critical Perspectives: Histories, Methods, Writing
Chapter 10: History and Historiography: Hollywood and Beyond 
Chapter 11: Reading about Film: Critical Theories and Methods 
Chapter 12: Writing about Film: Observations, Arguments Research, and Analysis

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