Product Description Updated in a new 12th edition , this book is organized around the elements of film and provides readers valuable insight into how movies communicate and convey meaning to their audiences. This book engages readers in the fascinating language of film and helps further their appreciation and understanding of why and how movie watchers respond as they do to different films. From Slumdog Millionaire to Transformers. Many prior reviews pertain to prior editions By Allen Smalling on Feb 24, Has the beleaguered American student proletariat finally had Too Much of inflated textbook prices and planned obsolescence? This review may have a similar "meta" flavor but I hope to offer some potentially useful facts: -- The Eleventh Edition Spiderman cover has a retail price about the same as the new 12th. Yet Amazon discounts it more, making it significantly cheaper alas, though, used copies are scarcer and selling for pretty close to new prices.
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Download Indian movies are among the most popular in the world. However, despite increased availability and study, these films remain misunderstood and underappreciated in much of the English-speaking world, in part for cultural reasons. In this book, Patrick Colm Hogan sets out through close analysis and explication of culturally particular information about Indian history, Hindu metaphysics, Islamic spirituality, Sanskrit aesthetics, and other Indian traditions to provide necessary cultural contexts for understanding Indian films.
Hogan analyzes eleven important films, using them as the focus to explore the topics of plot, theme, emotion, sound, and visual style in Indian cinema. These films draw on a wide range of South Asian cultural traditions and are representative of the greater whole of Indian cinema.
By learning to interpret these examples with the tools Hogan provides, the reader will be able to take these skills and apply them to other Indian films. But this study is not simply culturalist. Hogan also takes up key principles from cognitive neuroscience to illustrate that all cultures share perceptual, cognitive, and emotional elements that, when properly interpreted, can help to bridge gaps between seemingly disparate societies. Hogan locates the specificity of Indian culture in relation to human universals, and illustrates this cultural-cognitive synthesis through his detailed interpretations of these films.
This book will help both scholars and general readers to better understand and appreciate Indian cinema.
Understanding Movies (13th Edition)
A readable, accessible introduction to film Understanding Movies provides valuable insight into how movies communicate and convey meaning to their audiences through a unique network of language systems and techniques. In a readable, accessible, and sometimes humorous manner, Understanding Movies engages students in the fascinating language of film and helps further their appreciation and understanding of why and how movie watchers respond as they do to different films. Organized around elements of film, the thirteenth edition of this market leading text provides students with a new way of looking at films that are familiar to them through contemporary coverage and a visually engaging presentation. Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Understand film as an industry Discuss the impact of technology on the film industry Customer Book Reviews Overpriced By Sergey Avanesyan on Jul 17, It is the most expensive textbook for filmmaking class that I have had for two years in college. The book is Overpriced. Made for making money, not to teach. Very interesting By Priscilla Luna on Nov 24, I used this book for my film class and I found it very interesting and found myself not finding it too much of a chore because of this and I had the book version and had no problems of format with it whatsoever One Star By Jasmee.
Understanding Movies, 12th Edition
Understanding Movies (12th Edition)