A Short Guide to Writing About Film

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HarperCollinsCollegePublishers, 1994 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 190 pages
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In the first guide devoted exclusively to writing about the movies, Corrigan explains every step in the process: taking notes on a movie, making an outline, finding and researching a topic, integrating technical details into an analysis, and revising for sharper style.

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Great textbook. Very interesting and informative, with good formalist essay examples and research tips. Read full review

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Although its designation seems to be for a primarily student-based audience (for example, there is a chapter on how to use university resources for research), I found it to be a very useful introductory tool. Read full review


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About the author (1994)

TIMOTHY CORRIGAN is a professor of English and film studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His numerous books include New German Film: The Displaced Image, A Cinema without Walls: Movies and Culture after Vietnam, The Films of Werner Herzog: Between Mirage and History, A Short Guide to Writing about Film, Fifth Edition, and Film and Literature: An Introduction and Reader.

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