Film Art: An Introduction

September 25, 2019 - Comment

Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson and now, Co-Author, Jeff Smith’s Film Art has been the best-selling and most widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. Taking a skills-centered approach supported by examples from many periods and countries, the authors help students

Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson and now, Co-Author, Jeff Smith’s Film Art has been the best-selling and most widely respected introduction to the analysis of cinema. Taking a skills-centered approach supported by examples from many periods and countries, the authors help students develop a core set of analytical skills that will enrich their understanding of any film, in any genre. In-depth examples deepen students’ appreciation for how creative choices by filmmakers affect what viewers experience and how they respond. Film Art is generously illustrated with more than 1,000 frame enlargements taken directly from completed films, providing concrete illustrations of key concepts. Along with updated examples and expanded coverage of digital filmmaking, the eleventh edition of Film Art delivers SmartBook, first and only adaptive reading experience currently available, designed to help students stay focused, maximize study time and retain basic concepts.

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Anonymous says:

Students Don’t Buy! No Connect content included! Description is NOT correct Students who are going through a course SHOULD NOT buy this Kindle book. It DOES NOT include Connect content which has many items professors will refer to. Get it directly from the publisher’s site instead. If you’ve already bought it you can return it though even if it’s beyond the 7 day return period if you contact them through chat and mention the false description that says it includes access to multimedia Connect content.

Anonymous says:

Not best shape but cheap and readable. It was old and bent. The book wouldn’t stay closed. However it was cheap and readable so I was able to use it.

Anonymous says:

saved my wallet! When I got this book it was around $60 on amazon to buy, and at my school’s bookstore they were selling it for $150-$200. This was one of the most effective purchases I have ever made, not only for the price but the extremely extensive and real life information this book provides. Perfect for a first year film student, or anyone curious in the art.

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