An Introduction to Film Analysis: Technique and Meaning in Narrative Film

4.1 avg rating
( 20 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780826430021: An Introduction to Film Analysis: Technique and Meaning in Narrative Film
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

An Introduction to Film Analysis combines an introduction to filmmaking technique with rigorous and comprehensive training in film interpretation. Composed in an accessible style yet conversant with the latest, most advanced critical theories and methods, this innovative textbook can be reliably used on both the undergraduate and the graduate level.
The book begins with chapters that familiarize students with the basic components of film technique. It connects technique to meaning and demonstrates, through numerous examples, how particular uses of film technique generate different meanings. Students will learn how films are made and how values are promoted, ideas communicated, and rhetorical arguments advanced through film technique. The second part of the book covers a range of interpretive methods, theories, and concerns. In each section, the author offers a sample reading of a film, followed by an "interpretive exercise" with suggestions for students to use in performing their own film interpretation.


Carefully structured, beautifully written, and illustrated throughout, An Introduction to Film Analysis provides a thorough grounding in the subject for students around the world.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Michael Ryan is Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs in the School of Communications and Theater at Temple University, USA. He has taught film for thirty years at Northeastern University, Miami, University, and the University of Virginia. His books include Camera Politica: The Politics and Ideology of Contemporary Hollywood Film, Politics and Culture, Cultural Studies: An Anthology, and American Film: A Short History. He is editor of Politics and Culture: An International Review of Books. He is writing a book on American film and American literature entitled Make Believe: Political Argument in American Culture.

Melissa Lenos is a tenure-track Professor of Communication Media at Brookdale Community College, USA. Her primary research areas are narratology and Hollywood with a focus on film remakes. Her current project is an extension of her dissertation: Déjà View: Cultural Functions of Hollywood Remakes.

Review:

The authors work hard to include accessible films, presented in simple language so that students can better learn how best to analyze movies. As an introduction to filmmaking, the book is definitely a useful book, both for classroom settings and for individuals wanting to better understand films. -- Joel W. Tscherne * Journal of American Studies of Turkey * Here is an ideal text for film study -- perfect for both beginning and advanced students. An exhaustive, thoughtful and entertaining single source that provides an insightful survey of film vocabulary, narrative, scene composition, camera work, art direction, and editing -- as well as an accessible introduction to the various schools of film theory. Michael Ryan and Melissa Lenos furnish everything needed to construct a compete film course with copious citations of apposite films to illustrate the many concepts introduced. This is sure to become a standard work for college film departments.--Mark Rosenthal is the writer of numerous feature films. He teaches film at Temple University and is a member of Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780826430014: An Introduction to Film Analysis: Technique and Meaning in Narrative Film

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0826430015 ISBN 13:  9780826430014
Publisher: Continuum, 2012
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

RYAN, MICHAEL
Published by MacMillan Publishers
ISBN 10: 0826430023 ISBN 13: 9780826430021
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MacMillan Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0826430023

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Melissa Lenos, Michael Ryan
Published by Continuum Publishing Corporation, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0826430023 ISBN 13: 9780826430021
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Continuum Publishing Corporation, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. An Introduction to Film Analysis combines an introduction to filmmaking technique with rigorous and comprehensive training in film interpretation. Composed in an accessible style yet conversant with the latest, most advanced critical theories and methods, this innovative textbook can be reliably used on both the undergraduate and the graduate level. The book begins with chapters that familiarize students with the basic components of film technique. It connects technique to meaning and demonstrates, through numerous examples, how particular uses of film technique generate different meanings. Students will learn how films are made and how values are promoted, ideas communicated, and rhetorical arguments advanced through film technique. The second part of the book covers a range of interpretive methods, theories, and concerns. In each section, the author offers a sample reading of a film, followed by an interpretive exercise with suggestions for students to use in performing their own film interpretation. Carefully structured, beautifully written, and illustrated throughout, An Introduction to Film Analysis provides a thorough grounding in the subject for students around the world. Seller Inventory # AAU9780826430021

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Melissa Lenos, Michael Ryan
Published by Continuum Publishing Corporation, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0826430023 ISBN 13: 9780826430021
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Continuum Publishing Corporation, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. An Introduction to Film Analysis combines an introduction to filmmaking technique with rigorous and comprehensive training in film interpretation. Composed in an accessible style yet conversant with the latest, most advanced critical theories and methods, this innovative textbook can be reliably used on both the undergraduate and the graduate level. The book begins with chapters that familiarize students with the basic components of film technique. It connects technique to meaning and demonstrates, through numerous examples, how particular uses of film technique generate different meanings. Students will learn how films are made and how values are promoted, ideas communicated, and rhetorical arguments advanced through film technique. The second part of the book covers a range of interpretive methods, theories, and concerns. In each section, the author offers a sample reading of a film, followed by an interpretive exercise with suggestions for students to use in performing their own film interpretation. Carefully structured, beautifully written, and illustrated throughout, An Introduction to Film Analysis provides a thorough grounding in the subject for students around the world. Seller Inventory # AAU9780826430021

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 42.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Professor Michael Ryan (author), Melissa Lenos (author)
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) 2012-08-23, New York |London (2012)
ISBN 10: 0826430023 ISBN 13: 9780826430021
New paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) 2012-08-23, New York |London, 2012. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780826430021

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Melissa Lenos, Michael Ryan
ISBN 10: 0826430023 ISBN 13: 9780826430021
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Not Signed; An Introduction to Film Analysis combines an introduction to filmmaking technique with rigorous and comprehensive training in film interpretation. Composed in an accessible style yet conversant with the latest, most advanced critical theories and methods, this innovative textbook can be reliably use. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780826430021_rkm

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.13
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Melissa Lenos
Published by Continuum Publishing Corporation
ISBN 10: 0826430023 ISBN 13: 9780826430021
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Continuum Publishing Corporation. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780826430021

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.20
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Michael Ryan; Melissa Lenos
Published by Bloomsbury Academic (2012)
ISBN 10: 0826430023 ISBN 13: 9780826430021
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Academic, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0826430023

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 48.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Ryan, Michael; Lenos, Melissa
Published by Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 10: 0826430023 ISBN 13: 9780826430021
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
WFL
(Holtsville, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Academic. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0826430023 Brand New ,Original Book , Direct from Source , Express 6-8 business days worldwide delivery. Seller Inventory # RB#BE95705

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 48.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.90
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Michael Ryan
Published by Continuum Publishing Corporation (2012)
ISBN 10: 0826430023 ISBN 13: 9780826430021
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Continuum Publishing Corporation, 2012. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # L9780826430021

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 50.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.48
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Michael Ryan
Published by Continuum Publishing Corporation (2012)
ISBN 10: 0826430023 ISBN 13: 9780826430021
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Continuum Publishing Corporation, 2012. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # EH9780826430021

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 50.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.48
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book