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The Film Experience : An Introduction - Timothy Corrigan

The Film Experience

An Introduction


Published: 22nd March 2012
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A comprehensive introduction to film that recognizes students as movie fans and helps them understand the art form's full scope. The authors situate their strong coverage of the medium's formal elements within the larger cultural contexts that inform the ways we watch film, from economics and exhibition to marketing and the star system.

About the Author

Timothy Corrigan, Professor of Cinema Studies, English, and History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. His numerous books include New German Film: The Displaced Image, A Cinema Without Walls: Movies and Culture after Vietnam, The Films of Werner Herzog: Between Mirage and History, A Short Guide to Writing about Film 4e, and Film and Literature: An Introduction and Reader. He is also one of the three editors of the journal Adaptation: The Journal of Literature on Screen Studies 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, Associate Professor and Chair of the Program in Film and Media Studies at Swarthmore College, USA. She is the author of Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability and numerous articles and chapters on film theory and culture.

'The Film Experience is a vital, well written, enjoyable and strongly developed introductory book, and is clearly the best of the field.'- Scott Nygren, University of Florida, USA

PART I: CULTURAL CONTEXTS: MAKING, WATCHING, AND STUDYING MOVIES Introduction: Studying Film: Culture, Practice, Experience Encountering Film: From Preproduction to Exhibition PART II: FORMAL COMPOSITIONS: FILM SCENES, SHOTS, CUTS, AND SOUNDS Exploring a Material World: Mise-en-Scene Framing What We See: Cinematography Relating Images: Film Editing Listening to the Cinema: Film Sound PART III: ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES: FROM STORIES TO GENRES Telling Stories: Narrative Films Representing the Real: Documentary Films Challenging Form: Experimental Film and New Media Rituals, Conventions, Archetypes, and Formulas: Movie Genres PART IV: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES: HISTORIES, METHODS, WRITING History and Historiography: Hollywood and Beyond Reading about Film: Critical Theories and Methods Writing about Film: Observations, Arguments Research, and Analysis

ISBN: 9780230359093
ISBN-10: 0230359094
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 22nd March 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.6  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 27.6
Edition Number: 3