Film: A Critical Introduction
Film: A Critical Introduction, 2e, provides a comprehensive framework for studying films, with an emphasis on writing as a means of exploring film's aesthetic and cultural significance. This text's consistent and comprehensive focus on writing allows students to master film vocabulary and concepts while learning to formulate rich interpretations. Part I introduces readers...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Allyn & Bacon
(first published March 3rd 2005)
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It was a textbook for an Intro to Film class I took, I just never sold it because it was so great. Back then I would have given it 5 stars, but that was 2008 or 2009. The only reason that's a minor problem is that it uses a lot of very very recent movies to illustrate some of its points (all are great examples, however). But still, it covers the history of film, the process, mise en scene, etc., etc. It's in the title, "A Critical Introduction." It covers everything you need to know, and some of...more