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Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film Loose Leaf + Digital Product License Key Folder with eBook, InQuizitive, Video Tutorials, Interactives, Short Films and Animations, 6th Edition

  • Dave Monahan
  • ISBN-10: 0393674711
  • ISBN-13: 9780393674712
  • 0 Pages | Loose-leaf
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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About the Product

Students love watching movies. Help them understand why.

Building on students’ enthusiasm for movies, this text is more successful than any other at motivating students to understand and analyze film. In the new Sixth Edition, author Dave Monahan has thoroughly revised the book for clarity and currency, while adding new interactive learning tools to support student learning. The best book and media package for introductory film just got better.


  • THE MOST ACCESSIBLE AND MOST ENGAGING GUIDE TO FILM ANALYSIS Starting with the familiar and building in complexity, this text is unrivalled in teaching students how to critically analyze and respond to films. Each concept is supported by intelligent media resources throughout. Thoroughly revised chapters on mise-en-scène, cinematography, and editing make the book more accessible and engaging than ever before.

  • A BOOK THAT IS MADE OF MEDIA The text isn’t simply supplemented by the best media package; it is the most thoroughly media-driven introduction to film available. Video tutorials, interactives, animated illustrations in the ebook and more are as crucial to the book’s pedagogy as the words on the page. Plus, all the media elements are authored by and created under the supervision of the book’s expert author, Dave Monahan.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Looking at Movies
Chapter 2: Principles of Film Form
Chapter 3: Types of Movies
Chapter 4: Elements of Narrative
Chapter 5: Mise-en-Scène
Chapter 6: Cinematography
Chapter 7: Acting
Chapter 8: Editing
Chapter 9: Sound
Chapter 10: Film History
Chapter 11: How the Movies Are Made

New to this edition

  • NEW: INQUIZITIVE —A GAME-LIKE, MEDIA-RICH, INTERACTIVE QUIZZING TOOL Students in an introductory film course are already motivated to watch movies and to discuss them with their classmates. But they sometimes struggle to learn the essential terms and concepts that make those conversations more analytical and interesting. InQuizitive, an adaptive learning tool that is NEW to the Sixth Edition, gives students the motivation they need to study and master this material.