Thinking About Movies: Watching, Questioning, Enjoying

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Wiley, Mar 24, 2008 - Performing Arts - 440 pages
Thinking About Movies, Third Edition is a comprehensiveguide for students and movie lovers who want to learn how to watchmovies critically and analytically. Intended for the beginner, thetext offers the critical building blocks required to understandfilm as an important narrative and cultural form.

  • Guides readers through basic approaches to film analysis suchas authorship, genre, race, class, gender, film theory, audience,and reception
  • Updated to include discussion of a diverse selection of classicand recent films, from Citizen Kane and Murder, My Sweet to Crashand King Kong
  • Features new coverage of important current trends in theindustry, and recent developments in film theory andcriticism
  • Accompanied by a website at resources for both academics and students

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About the author (2008)

Peter Lehman is Director of the Center for Film, Media andPopular Culture at Arizona State University, Tempe. He is author ofRoy Orbison: The Invention of an Alternative RockMasculinity (2003) and Running Scared: Masculinity and theRepresentation of the Male Body, New Edition (2007), and editor ofPornography: Film and Culture (2006). He is former presidentof the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

William Luhr is Professor of English at SaintPeter’s College. Among other works, he is author ofRaymond Chandler and Film (2nd edn., 1991), editor TheMaltese Falcon: John Huston, Director (1995), and co-editor ofScreening Genders (2008). He is Co-Chair of the ColumbiaUniversity Seminar on Cinema and InterdisciplinaryInterpretation.

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