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Writing about Movies

Writing about Movies
A Book

by Karen Gocsik,Dave Monahan,Richard Barsam

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 9780393265231
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The most succinct, practical, and affordable introduction to thinking and writing about film.

Writing about Movies

Writing about Movies
A Book

by Karen Gocsik,Dave Monahan

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release : 2018-10-15
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780393664904
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The only writing guide a film student will ever need

Looking at Movies and Writing about Movies

Looking at Movies and Writing about Movies
A Book

by Richard Barsam,Dave Monahan,Karen Gocsik

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release : 2015-10-16
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9780393571943
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Looking at Movies is the most effective, engaging, and widely adopted introduction to film analysis available. From its very first chapter, Looking at Movies provides students with all the tools they need to become perceptive viewers of film, including the most sophisticated and seamlessly integrated media resources that are rich with comprehensive analysis and assessment tools ever produced for a textbook in this market. Authoritative, accessible, and of superior value, Looking at Movies offers instructors with abundant teachable resources to help students analyze movies critically and effectively. Writing About Movies offers students two books in one: a handy guide to the process of academic writing and a brief but thorough introduction to the basics of film form, film theory, and film analysis. Written by the director of the Warren College Writing Program at University of California, San Diego, and the authors of the leading introductory film studies text, Writing About Movies is the only writing guide a student of film will need.

A Short Guide to Writing about Film

A Short Guide to Writing about Film
A Book

by Timothy Corrigan

  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This best-selling text is a succinct guide to thinking critically and writing precisely about film. Both an introduction to film study and a practical writing guide, this brief text introduces students to major film theories as well as film terminology, enabling them to write more thoughtfully and critically. With numerous student and professional examples, this engaging and practical guide progresses from taking notes and writing first drafts to creating polished essays and comprehensive research projects. Moving from movie reviews to theoretical and critical essays, the text demonstrates how an analysis of a film can become more subtle and rigorous as part of a compositional process. Concise explorations of the most important approaches to film analysis and writing about film, including auteurs, genres, ideology, kinds of formalism, and national cinemas, give students a quick course in the fundamentals for film theory. A range of film terms and topics, including mise-en-scene, point-of-view, composition, realism, and so on, are introduced, so students understand and use correct terminology. Each chapter concludes with short writing exercises that help students view, evaluate, and write about film more critically. Guidance on working with electronic sources helps students understand the limitations and pitfalls of electronic research. A comprehensive Glossary allows students to accurately describe their observations of the details of film practice. A wealth of images features captions with pedagogical directions."--The publisher.

Looking at Movies 2E + 2 DVDs + Writing about Movies + Film Analysis

Looking at Movies 2E + 2 DVDs + Writing about Movies + Film Analysis
A Reader

by Barsam

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007-02-01
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780393171990
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writing about Movies

Writing about Movies
A Book

by Karen M. Gocsik

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 53
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writing Movies for Fun and Profit

Writing Movies for Fun and Profit
How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too!

by Thomas Lennon,Robert Ben Garant

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-07-03
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1439186766
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The writers of Reno 911! and several other feature films trace their haphazard experiences in the movie industry, revealing the process through which they worked on script development with executives and stars, pacified exploitative decision makers and fought to be paid for their work.

Short Guide to Writing about Film, Global Edition

Short Guide to Writing about Film, Global Edition
A Book

by Timothy Corrigan

  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
  • Release : 2015-02-27
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 129207812X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For courses in Film Criticism, Film History, Writing for Film, or Film Appreciation. A succinct guide to thinking critically and writing precisely about film Both an introduction to film study and a practical writing guide, this brief text introduces students to major film theories as well as film terminology, enabling them to write more thoughtfully and critically. With numerous student and professional examples, this engaging and practical guide progresses from taking notes and writing first drafts to creating polished essays and comprehensive research projects. Moving from movie reviews to theoretical and critical essays, the text demonstrates how an analysis of a film can become more subtle and rigorous as part of a compositional process.

Writing Movies

Writing Movies
The Practical Guide to Creating Stellar Screenplays

by Gotham Writers Workshop

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2006-09-19
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN : 159691145X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Instructors from the nation's most popular writing school share their insights into how to perfect the craft of screenwriting, covering such fundamentals as plot, character, dialogue, point of view, theme, setting, voice, and more and analyzing five outstanding sample screenplays--Tootsie and The Shawshank Redemption, among others. Original.

A Short Guide to Writing about Film

A Short Guide to Writing about Film
A Book

by Timothy Corrigan

  • Publisher : Addison Wesley Publishing Company
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 9780321011107
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Timothy Corrigan addresses the difficulties and methods of writing effective essays about film. He includes numerous student and professional essay samples.

The World is a Text: Writing About Visual and Popular Culture

The World is a Text: Writing About Visual and Popular Culture
Updated Compact Edition

by Jonathan Silverman,Dean Rader

  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Release : 2018-04-30
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1770486852
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Wherever we look today, popular culture greets us with “texts” that make implicit arguments; this book helps students to think and write critically about these texts. The World Is a Text teaches critical reading, writing, and argument in the context of pop-culture and visual examples, showing students how to “read” everyday objects and visual texts with basic semiotics. The book shows how texts of all kinds, from a painting to a university building to a pair of sneakers, make complex arguments through their use of signs and symbols, and shows students how to make these arguments in their own essays. This new edition is rich with images, real-world examples, writing and discussion prompts, and examples of academic and student writing. The first part of the book is a rhetoric covering argumentation, research, the writing process, and adapting from high-school to college writing, while the second part explores writing about specific cultural topics. Notes, instruction, and advice about research are woven into the text, with research instruction closely tied to the topic being discussed. New to the updated compact edition are chapters on fashion, sports, and nature and the environment.

Literature into Film

Literature into Film
Theory and Practical Approaches

by Linda Costanzo Cahir

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2014-12-24
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN : 0786482990
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For most people, film adaptation of literature can be summed up in one sentence: “The movie wasn’t as good as the book.” This volume undertakes to show the reader that not only is this evaluation not always true but sometimes it is intrinsically unfair. Movies based on literary works, while often billed as adaptations, are more correctly termed translations. A director and his actors translate the story from the written page into a visual presentation. Depending on the form of the original text and the chosen method of translation, certain inherent difficulties and pitfalls are associated with this change of medium. So often our reception of a book-based movie has more to do with our expectations and reading of the literature than with the job that the movie production did or did not do. Avoiding these biases and fairly evaluating any particular literary-based film takes an awareness of certain factors. Written with a formalistic rather than historical approach, this work presents a comprehensive guide to literature-based films, establishing a contextual and theoretical basis to help the reader understand the relationships between such movies and the original texts as well as the reader’s own individual responses to these productions. To this end, it focuses on recognizing and appreciating the inherent difficulties encountered when basing a film on a literary work, be it a novel, novella, play or short story. Individual chapters deal with the specific issues and difficulties raised by each of these genres, providing an overview backed up by case studies of specific film translations. Films and literary works receiving this treatment include The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Lady Windemere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde and Shakespeare’s Henry V. Interspersed throughout the text are suggestions for activities the film student or buff can use to enhance his or her appreciation and understanding of the films. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Writing About Screen Media

Writing About Screen Media
A Book

by Lisa Patti

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-08-07
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1351187058
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writing About Screen Media presents strategies for writing about a broad range of media objects – including film, television, social media, advertising, video games, mobile media, music videos, and digital media – in an equally broad range of formats. The book’s case studies showcase media studies’ geographical and industrial breadth, with essays covering topics as varied as: Brazilian telenovelas, K-pop music videos, Bombay cinema credit sequences, global streaming services, film festivals, archives, and more. With the expertise of over forty esteemed media scholars, the collection combines personal reflections about writing with practical advice. Writing About Screen Media reflects the diversity of screen media criticism and encourages both beginning and established writers to experiment with content and form. Through its unprecedented scope, this volume will engage not only those who may be writing about film and other screen media for the first time but also accomplished writers who are interested in exploring new screen media objects, new approaches to writing about media, and new formats for critical expression.

The Secret Life of Movies

The Secret Life of Movies
Schizophrenic and Shamanic Journeys in American Cinema

by Jason Horsley

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2009-10-21
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN : 0786454628
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Film blurs the line between myth and reality better than any other artistic medium, one could argue. Using movies to explore the unconscious realms of society in order to reach a better understanding of what drives it, this book examines filmmakers and films that center on schizophrenic themes of alienation, paranoia, breakdown, fantasy, dreams, dementia and violence, and that address—as entertainment—the schizophrenic experience. The loss of individual identity as reflected in the films is investigated, as well as the shamanic potential inherent in the broader theme.

Looking at Movies, 6e with Media Access Registration Card + Writing about Movies, 5e

Looking at Movies, 6e with Media Access Registration Card + Writing about Movies, 5e
A Book

by Dave Monahan,Karen Gocsik

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018-12-03
  • Pages : 816
  • ISBN : 9780393694239
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Reel Deal

The Reel Deal
Writing about Movies

by Betty Jo Tucker,Long Story Short Publishing Company

  • Publisher : Long Story Short, Inc.
  • Release : 2007-06-01
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 0979608015
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Life As We Show It

Life As We Show It
Writing On Film

by Brian Pera,Masha Tupitsyn

  • Publisher : City Lights Publishers
  • Release : 2009-05-18
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9780872865259
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writings about the influence of film on the cultural and individual imagination

Screenplays & how to write & sell them

Screenplays & how to write & sell them
A Book

by Craig Batty

  • Publisher : Oldcastle Books
  • Release : 2012-11-25
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1842436430
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Screenplays ... How to Write and Market Them is an accessible yet comprehensive book aimed at those with a keen interest in writing feature film screenplays. Using case studies, creative exercises and interviews from the industry, the book will guide readers through the necessary stages of writing a screenplay, from finding and developing ideas to creating and executing characters to shaping structure and constructing scenes. It will also consider how a screenplay might be sold, or used to raise interest in the writer, looking at areas such as finding and working with an agent, networking, using competitions, and raising private production funds. The book's approach is both creative and reflective, giving readers the opportunity to learn a wealth of creative skills alongside skills that will encourage them to think about themselves as writers and the work that they are developing. As such, the book will empower readers in their own creative processes and allow them to successfully tell the stories they want to tell. Rich with analyses from classic and contemporary films, littered with practical models, paradigms and creative tasks, and enhanced by the views of key industry figures, the book is a must for any aspiring feature film screenwriter.

Looking at Movies

Looking at Movies
With Dvd & Wam3

by Richard Barsam

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release : 2012-11-01
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780393917192
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Looking at Movies is the most effective introduction to film analysis available. From its very first chapter, Looking at Movies provides students with the tools they need to become perceptive viewers of film. The Fourth Edition is not only more comprehensive, but also more accessible and sophisticated in its integration of media.

Best Newspaper Writing 1998

Best Newspaper Writing 1998
Winners: The American Society of Newspaper Editors Competition

by Christopher Scanlan

  • Publisher : Bonus Books
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 379
  • ISBN : 9781566251051
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Celebrates the winners of the American Society of Newspaper Editors' writing awards