Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film

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In using the work looking in the title of his introductory college-level film text, Barsam (emeritus, film studies, Hunter College) hopes to demonstrate that students need to actively examine relationships of form and content in cinema. Primarily focused on introducing film analysis, the text does include some discussion of film history, theory,

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Richard Barsam (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is Professor Emeritus of Film Studies at Hunter College. He is the author of Nonfiction Film: A Critical History (rev., exp. ed. 1992), The Vision of Robert Flaherty: The Artist as Myth and Filmmaker (1988), In the Dark: A Primer for the Movies (1977), and Filmguide to "Triumph of the Will" (1975); editor of Nonfiction Film Theory and Criticism (1976); and contributing author to Paul Monaco's The Sixties: 1960-1969 (Vol. 8, History of the American Cinema, 2001) and Filming Robert Flaherty's "Louisiana Story": The Helen Van Dongen Diary (ed. Eva Orbanz, 1998). His articles and book reviews have appeared in Cinema Journal, Quarterly Review of Film Studies, Film Comment, Studies in Visual Communication, and Harper's. He has been a member of the Executive Council of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the Editorial Board of Cinema Journal, and the Board of Advisers of the History of American Cinema series, and he co-founded the journal Persistence of Vision.

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