Looking at Movies An Introduction to Film 7th Edition

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Students love watching movies. Give them the tools to understand why.  

Building on students’ enthusiasm for screened entertainment, Looking at Movies is more successful than any other text at motivating students to understand and analyze what they see onscreen. The Seventh Edition features new and refreshed video, assessment, and interactive media, making the book’s pathbreaking media program more assignable and gradable than ever before. Looking at Movies gives instructors all they need to inspire students to graduate from passive watching to active looking.

Book Description:

with Ebook, InQuizitive, & Videos

About the Author:

Dave Monahan (M.F.A., Columbia University) is a Professor of Film Studies at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. His filmmaking work as a writer, director, and editor has been screened internationally in over seventy film festivals and has earned numerous awards, including the New Line Cinema Award for Most Original Film and the Seattle International Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Best Animated Short Film.

Richard Barsam (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is Professor Emeritus of Film Studies at Hunter College, City University of New York. He is the author of Nonfiction Film: A Critical History (rev., exp. ed. 1992), The Vision of Robert Flaherty: The Artist as Myth and Filmmaker (1988), In the Dark: A Primer for the Movies (1977), and Filmguide to “Triumph of the Will” (1975); editor of Nonfiction Film Theory and Criticism (1976); and contributing author to Paul Monaco’s The Sixties: 1960–1969 (Vol. 8, History of the American Cinema, 2001) and Filming Robert Flaherty’s “Louisiana Story”: The Helen Van Dongen Diary (ed. Eva Orbanz, 1998). His articles and book reviews have appeared in Cinema JournalQuarterly Review of Film StudiesFilm CommentStudies in Visual Communication, and Harper’s. He has been a member of the Executive Council of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the Editorial Board of Cinema Journal, and the Board of Advisers of the History of American Cinema series, and he cofounded the journal Persistence of Vision.


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