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A Short Guide to Writing about Film,9780321011107

A Short Guide to Writing about Film

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780321011107

ISBN10:
0321011104
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/1/1997
Publisher(s):
Addison-Wesley
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Summary

Doubling an introduction to film study and a practical writing guide, this brief text introduces students to film terms and the major film theories, enabling them to write more critically. Examples from newer movies provide a fresh list of references for students introduced to film study and writing films. The author presents several approaches to film analysis and writing about film-auteurs, genres, ideology, kinds of formalism, and national cinemas, and introduces students to a range of film terms and film theories. Recent movies are used to fresh examples. Multiple approaches to writing about film as well as theories about film are given. Please enter here.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Note on the Third Edition xiv
1 Writing about the Movies
1(15)
Why Write about the Movies?
1(5)
Your Audience and the Aims of Film Criticism
6(6)
The Movie Review
7(2)
The Theoretical Essay
9(1)
The Critical Essay
10(2)
Opinion and Evaluation
12(4)
2 Preparing to Watch and Preparing to Write
16(18)
Subject Matter and Meaning
20(1)
Silent Dialogue: Talking Back to the Movies
21(3)
Taking Notes
24(6)
Visual Memory and Reflection
30(4)
3 Film Terms and Topics
34(44)
Themes
35(2)
Film and the Other Arts
37(8)
Narrative
37(4)
Characters
41(2)
Point of View
43(2)
Mise-en-Scene and Realism
45(9)
Realism
45(3)
Elements of the Mise-en-Scene
48(6)
Composition and the Image
54(15)
The Shot
55(7)
The Edited Image
62(7)
Sound
69(4)
Sample Essay
73(5)
4 Six Approaches to Writing about Film
78(28)
Film History
79(2)
National Cinemas
81(1)
Genres
82(2)
Auteurs
84(2)
Kinds of Formalism
86(1)
Ideology
87(3)
Sample Essays
90(16)
5 Style and Structure in Writing
106(19)
The Right Words
109(3)
Concrete Language
109(1)
Denotation and Connotation
109(1)
Strong Verbs
110(1)
Tone
110(1)
Repetitions and Cliches
111(1)
Effective Sentences
112(3)
Economy
112(1)
Varied Sentence Structures
113(2)
Coherent Paragraphs
115(3)
Introductory Paragraphs
118(2)
Concluding Paragraphs
120(2)
Grammar, Punctuation, and Proofreading
122(1)
Checklist for Writing an Effective Essay
122(3)
6 Researching the Movies
125(26)
How to Begin Research
128(2)
The Materials of Research
130(8)
Primary Sources
130(2)
Video
130(1)
Scripts
131(1)
Secondary Sources: Books, the Internet, Indexes, and Journals
132(6)
Taking Notes on Secondary Sources
138(1)
Writing the Paper
139(2)
Sample Essays
141(10)
7 Manuscript Form
151(18)
Manuscript Copy
151(2)
Last-Minute Corrections
153(1)
Quotations
154(2)
Acknowledging Sources
156(3)
Common Knowledge
159(1)
Documenting Sources
159(6)
Notes for Documentation
160(2)
Works Cited
162(2)
Notes Supplying Additional Commentary
164(1)
Common Conventions of Usage
165(2)
Names
165(1)
Titles
165(1)
Foreign Words and Quotation Marks
166(1)
Sexist Language
167(1)
Spelling
167(1)
Last Words
167(2)
Appendix: Symbols Commonly Used in Marking Papers 169(2)
Glossary 171(2)
Works Cited 173(2)
Credits 175(2)
Index 177


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