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Sikov primes the eye and mind in the special techniques of film analysis. Studied description of mise-en-scene helps readers grasp the significance of montage, Ed Sikov builds a step-by-step curriculum for the appreciation of all types of narrative cinema, detailing the essential elements of film form and systematically training the spectator to be an active reader and critic. His description of mise-en-scene helps readers grasp the significance of montage, which in turn reveals the importance of a director’s use of camera movement.
He treats a number of fundamental factors in filmmaking, including editing, composition, lighting, the use of color and sound, and narrative.
Film Studies works with any screening list and can be used within courses on film history, film theory, or popular culture. Straightforward explanations of core critical concepts, practical advice, and suggested assignments on particular technical, visual, and aesthetic aspects further anchor the reader’s understanding of the formal language and anatomy of film.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Film Studiesplease tilm up. Lists with Introdcution Book. Jul 31, Rasha rated it it was amazing Shelves: An Introduction begins with the assumption that all narrative films express some kind of meaning, presumably intentional on the part of the filmmakers.
The purpose of this book, which is an introductory-level post-secondary text book in film studies, provides the basic concepts for analyzing a film’s meaning and writing a term paper about it. I think it’s important to understand that this is not a book about film criticism. That is, it’s not about judging the artistic introsuction of a fi Film Studies: That is, it’s not about judging the artistic merit of a film, as a film critic might.
Intriduction about dissecting a film to understand what the filmmakers’ artistic intent might have been. Sikov covers a variety of topics, including mise-en-scene the totality of everything that appears on screencamera issues angle, distance, movement, lightingediting, sound, narrative structure, screenwriting, filmmakers auteur theoryacting performance, genre, and special effects.
The writing is clear and concise. Each chapter ends with an exercise you can perform on your own, where you analyze a shot or a sequence and write down your observations and findings. Sikov includes a few anecdotes from mostly American films, but you don’t need to have seen them to understand his points.
He does provide a sample term paper about the film Fight Club that reveals some key plot points, so if you haven’t seen Fight Club and want to, don’t read that section!
Nov 15, Hugh rated it liked it. A very baseline book for film studies and film analysis. I had to read it for my film studies class and it definitely assisted in class discussion and helped expand my knowledge of the terminology of film. I think I will take away a lot of things from this book as I continue to delve into my film experience. A great stepping off point for anyone who wants to break into film analysis and it gives you things to consider about film you might have never thought of before.
Sep 29, Alexandra rated it really liked it Shelves: This surprised me in the fact of how much of this I actually knew already, and finding out that the words “lowkey” and “highkey” were originally cinematography terms, having to do with the mood the lighting sets.
Film Studies: An Introduction by Ed Sikov
Now I can’t stop wondering if film scholars say things like “The room was low key lit. Mar introduxtion, Mohamed Adwi rated it really liked it Shelves: I didn’t read it to be film critic as much as I aimed to develop skill of a critical watching of movies and enhance my ability as recipient to cinema.
I can say that this book was very helpful at achieving my aim. May 31, anjana rated it it was amazing. Oct 16, Nicky rated it it was amazing. Nov 01, Cory Blystone rated it it was amazing.
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Beautifully explains film studies from an educational standpoint, and introduces how to critique a film using the correct wording. Jul 27, Jonathan K de it really liked it. A really great intro, but now I need more. This is a good primer for learning how to analyze film, but I’d be interested to get a bit more technical.
Jan 25, Steen Ledet rated it liked it Shelves: A perfectly decent film studies textbook which paradoxically gets better by not having fiml many illustrations. The lack of illustrations makes the book more affordable, which is a good thing considering the price average for film textbooks. Sikov’s book is fklm concise and brief, which allows the teacher to add their own detail and their own examples, while the students won’t feel drowned in readings.
Of course, this sudies the amount of detail but that can at times be a ann thing. For non-fil A perfectly decent film studies textbook which paradoxically gets better by not having too many illustrations. For non-film majors, this is a good book.
Oct 03, Laura Lou rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a great introduction to film analysis and understanding. If you are already familiar with these aspects the book will be dull, otherwise it’s an easy but informative book on basic film techniques. David Azar rated it it was amazing Oct 28, Dylan Dennis rated it really liked it Jul 15, Caitlin Clauss rated it liked it Jun 25, Sahar Mahzoni rated it really liked it Flm 26, Mike Oomens rated it it was amazing Jul 12, Debbie rated it it was amazing Oct 31, Reine Gentozala rated it it was amazing Aug 25, Richard rated it really liked it Feb 16, John rated it liked it Jul 29, Stacey Johnson-Roberts rated siov really liked it Dec 03, Loy rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Frank Levi rated it really stuies it Dec 15, Zac Arnold rated it really liked it Aug 25, Yonatan rated it liked it Oct 25, Carolyn byron rated it really liked it Oct 25, Daniel Mulholland rated it really liked it Jan 11, Kristie Carney rated it it was amazing Aug 31, Rizki Fachriansyah rated it really liked it Dec 18, Joshiawa Paulk rated it liked it Jul 26, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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