The 10th edition is informed by the belief that making films is an art—and that watching films is also an art. With an emphasis on the narrative film, The Art of Watching Films, 10e 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. The text introduces the formal elements and production process of movies, and it helps students analytically view and understand films within their historical, cultural, and social contexts. There are more than 450 film frames with extensive captions to illustrate key points in the text for context and critical thinking. The textbook presents an organized framework that can be applied to all movies.
2 THEMATIC ELEMENTS
3 FICTIONAL AND DRAMATIC ELEMENTS
4 VISUAL DESIGN
5 CINEMATOGRAPHY AND SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
8 SOUND EFFECTS AND DIALOGUE
9 THE MUSICAL SCORE
11 THE DIRECTOR’S STYLE
12 ANALYSIS OF THE WHOLE FILM
14 GENRE FILMS, REMAKES, AND SEQUELS
15 FILM AND SOCIETY
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