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Film: An Introduction

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The most comprehensive and accessible text of its kind, "Film: An Introduction" combines the universal appeal of movies with the academic rigor instructors require. It includes a wider array of films, more help for students, and a broader selection of images than any other introductory book. Combining up-to-date examples and over 500 images with numerous classroom-tested l ...more
Paperback, 669 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Bedford Books (first published 1999)
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Geert Daelemans
An academic view on film

In Film: An Introduction William H. Phillips of the University of Wisconsin gives a very comprehensive and enormously broad view on the art of filmmaking. Every aspect imaginable of film is addressed, although most of the time in a very introductory manner. This book is clearly mostly intended to an audience of future film critics, then to aspiring filmmakers. Nevertheless it succeeds very well in its main purpose of giving an introduction to film.
Belal Khan
my university was the only school that had a film school in NJ. I was enrolled as a Business student, but sat in on the film classes. This text book was a keeper. an excellent introduction to the craft and very comprehensive.
Best comprehensive book on film out there. I had it as a book for my film class at UCLA. It breaks down everything you need to know.
My Citizen Kane essay is in this book. Good times
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