Fourth Edition   ©2015

The Film Experience

An Introduction

Timothy Corrigan (University of Pennsylvania) , Patricia White (Swarthmore College)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-6354-6; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-6354-3; Format: Paper Text, 544 pages

New Film in Focus and Form in Action boxes cover topics like the use of popular music in film, viral movie marketing, new approaches to documentary filmmaking, and writing a film essay.

More contemporary films students will know are used as examples and are accompanied by visuals: in addition to classics, the authors relate recent releases like The Great Gatsby, Man of Steel, Fruitvale Station, The Avengers, and The World's End to established principles in narrative, filmmaking, and marketing.

Concepts at Work boxes connect learning objectives to concrete film examples, summing up each chapter's key points. Accompanying activities also prompt students to connect their own film experiences to the chapter's concepts.

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Film clips with accompanying questions for marginal Viewing Cues, Film in Focus boxes, and Form in Action boxes are integrated into the text, illustrating concepts quickly and clearly. These dozens of clips from recent and classic films provide easily accessible common ground for classroom discussion, assessments, and homework assignments.

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An easy-to-use Gradebook to monitor the whole class or individualstudents.

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