Petrie: The Art of Watching Films, 9th edition

With an emphasis on the narrative film, The Art of Watching Films, 9e challenges students to take their film experience further by sharpening their powers of observation, developing the skills and habits of perceptive watching, and discovering complex aspects of film art that they might otherwise overlook. This title introduces the formal elements and production process of films, and helps students analytically view and understand films within their historical, cultural and social contexts. The text presents an analytical framework that can be applied to all movies, as distinctly different as Avatar, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Vertigo, Iron-Man, Man on Wire, and The Hurt Locker.

ISBNS: 0073514284 / 9780073514284
Publication Date: 10/17/17

NEW IN THE Ninth EDITION

Includes a new mini-movie exercise in chapters 13 and 15.

The entire text provides almost 100 new movie images.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Art of Watching Films
Chapter 2 Thematic Elements
Chapter 3 Fictional and Dramatic Elements
Chapter 4 Visual Design

Chapter 5 Cinematography and Special Visual Effects
Chapter 6 Editing
Chapter 7 Color
Chapter 8 Sound Effects and Dialogue

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