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Movies and meaning an introduction to film

by Prince Stephen


Praise for Stephen Prince's "Movies and Meaning… "

“ Prince writes about what students want to know and what their instructors want them to learn. The interspersed profiles of major directors are a welcome addition, and the concluding chapters on modes of film theory and criticism provide excellent entrees for student writing. "Movies and Meaning" seems destined to become the gold standard in undergraduate film studies.” -Lloyd Michaels, "Allegheny College"

“ In a much-crowded field, Prince's "Movies and Meaning" is easily one of the best introductions to film. Thorough and up-to-date, engagingly written, and richly illustrated, it is superbly attentive to student needs… This book is a pleasure to read.” -Arthur Nolletti, Jr., "Framingham State College"

“ Lucid and challenging, "Movies and Meaning" is appropriate for both beginning and intermediate-level Film Studies classes… With black and white and color illustrations, and “ cut-away”sections about noted directors and cinematic techniques, "Movies and Meaning" makes for lively reading and teaching.” -Linda C. Ehrlich, "Case Western Reserve University"

“I've looked at all the others and found them wanting in one way or another… Prince's remains the best all-around introductory text on the market today. ” -Thomas Sobchack, "University of Utah"

“ "Movies and Meaning" is a superb text for use in all levels of film studies and criticism courses. It is useful for both the student and general reader as a thorough and insightful examination of the ways in which we can view mainstream and specialized movies, popular genres, and offers variousinsightful approaches to film studies as a discipline.” -Wheeler Winston Dixon, "University of Nebraska-Lincoln"

“ As one moves through the book, there is development from foundation to structure that beginning students

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Book Information

Copyright year 2004
ISBN-13 9780205381128
ISBN-10 020538112X
Class Copyright
Publisher Pearson/Allyn and Bacon
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 464
Length of Recording 25
Shelf No. GZ680