Thinking About Movies: Watching, Questioning, Enjoying

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Thinking About Movies, Third Edition is a comprehensive guide for students and movie lovers who want to learn how to watch movies critically and analytically. Intended for the beginner, the text offers the critical building blocks required to understand film as an important narrative and cultural form.


  • Guides readers through basic approaches to film analysis such as authorship, genre, race, class, gender, film theory, audience, and reception
  • Updated to include discussion of a diverse selection of classic and recent films, from Citizen Kane and Murder, My Sweet to Crash and King Kong
  • Features new coverage of important current trends in the industry, and recent developments in film theory and criticism
  • Accompanied by a website at www.blackwellpublishing.com/lehman featuring resources for both academics and students

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Thinking About Movies, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide for students and movie lovers who want to learn how to watch movies critically and analytically. Intended for the beginner, the text offers the critical building blocks required to understand film as an important narrative and cultural form.Guiding readers through basic film concepts narrative structure, authorship, genre, actors, and stars as well as more complex analyses of race, class, gender, film theory, audience, and reception, Thinking About Movies offers an intelligent and lively introduction to the ways in which movies are constructed, achieve their effect, and convey their powerful messages. This second edition has been fully revised and updated to cover new developments in filmmaking and recent movie releases. Including extensive illustrations and discussions of a diverse selection of important films, from Citizen Kane to The Sixth Sense, this is the ideal textbook to get students thinking about this important cultural medium.

About the Author:

Peter Lehman is Director of the Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture at Arizona State University, Tempe. He is author of Roy Orbison: The Invention of an Alternative Rock Masculinity (2003) and Running Scared: Masculinity and the Representation of the Male Body, New Edition (2007), and editor of Pornography: Film and Culture (2006). He is former president of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.


William Luhr is Professor of English at Saint Peter’s College. Among other works, he is author of Raymond Chandler and Film (2nd edn., 1991), editor The Maltese Falcon: John Huston, Director (1995), and co-editor of Screening Genders (2008). He is Co-Chair of the Columbia University Seminar on Cinema and Interdisciplinary Interpretation.

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