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Connect for Film

Connect for Film introduces students to the world of film and challenges them to develop the critical analysis skills necessary to become informed viewers.

Connect is available with all Film titles.

Connect for Film Features


Available within Connect, SmartBook 2.0 personalizes learning to individual student needs, continually adapting to pinpoint knowledge gaps and focus learning on concepts requiring additional study. For instructors, SmartBook tracks student progress and provides insights that guide teaching strategies and advanced instruction, for a more dynamic class experience.

Criterion Tutorials

Author-narrated video tutorials leverage extensive clips from the Criterion Collection to provide an engaging introduction to core concepts from each chapter in the text. Accompanying assessments check students’ understanding of the book’s concepts, while providing a review of key chapter terminology.

Interactive Film Activities

Film stills from classic and contemporary movies are used as examples in these interactive activities that help students build fluency in the core vocabulary of each chapter by challenging them to identifying the terms in context.

Connect Reports

Save time and gain student insights. Connect provides customizable reports on student performance, learning outcomes, at-risk students, and integrates easily with LMS gradebooks.


Tegrity is a video capture and remote proctoring solution available within Connect that drives student engagement in traditional, flipped, hybrid, or fully online courses.

Film Clips

One hundred new film clips are now included from influential foreign films, experimental films, animated films, and fiction features. Examples include everything from Lumière shorts to film excerpts from prominent directors like Ingmar Bergman, Lotte Reiniger, Oscar Micheaux, and Alfred Hitchcock. The average length of each clip is six minutes and thus total about ten hours. Plus, they include whole scenes rather than the brief clips used with other textbooks and are taken from the best sources available.

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