Short Guide to Writing about Film, Global Edition

Author: Timothy Corrigan

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 129207812X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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For courses in Film Criticism, Film History, Writing for Film, or Film Appreciation. A succinct guide to thinking critically and writing precisely about film Both an introduction to film study and a practical writing guide, this brief text introduces students to major film theories as well as film terminology, enabling them to write more thoughtfully and critically. With numerous student and professional examples, this engaging and practical guide progresses from taking notes and writing first drafts to creating polished essays and comprehensive research projects. Moving from movie reviews to theoretical and critical essays, the text demonstrates how an analysis of a film can become more subtle and rigorous as part of a compositional process.
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A Short Guide to Writing about Biology

Author: Jan A. Pechenik

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321984258

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyWritingLab(tm) does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyWritingLab, search for ISBN -10: 0133969894 / ISBN-13: 9780133969894 . That package includes ISBN -10: 0321984250 / ISBN-13: 9780321984258 and ISBN -10: 0133933296 / ISBN-13: 9780133933291. MyWritingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Writing Across the Curriculum or Writing About Biology. Developing the tools to effectively write about biology Teaching biology and strong writing skills simultaneously is a challenge, especially when students exhibit a range of abilities. The Ninth Edition of A Short Guide to Writing about Biology provides tools to strengthen student writing and reinforce critical thinking. Written by a prominent biologist, this best-selling guide teaches students to express ideas clearly and concisely. It emphasizes writing as a way of examining, evaluating, and refining ideas: students learn to read critically, study, evaluate and report data, and communicate with clarity. Using a narrative style, the text is its own example of good analytical writing. In this new edition, students learn how to avoid plagiarism (Ch 1 and 3), read and interpret data (Ch 3, 4 and 9), prepare effective Materials and Methods sections in research reports and more (Ch 9), and prepare manuscripts for submission (Ch 9). The text also provides advice on locating useful sources (Ch 2), maintaining laboratory and field notebooks (Ch 9), communicating with different audiences (Ch 6 and 10), and crafting research proposals (Ch 10), poster presentations (Ch 11), and letters of application (Ch 12). Also available with MyWritingLab(tm) This title is also available with MyWritingLab -- an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program that provides engaging experiences for teaching and learning. Flexible and easily customizable, MyWritingLab helps improve students' writing through context-based learning. Whether through self-study or instructor-led learning, MyWritingLab supports and complements course work.
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A Short Guide to Writing About Art, Global Edition

Author: Sylvan Barnet

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292066377

Category: Art

Page: 384

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The best-selling guide to writing about art Sylvan Barnet’s A Short Guide to Writing About Art guides students through every aspect of writing about art. Students are shown how to analyze pictures (drawings, paintings, photographs), sculptures and architecture, and are prepared with the tools they need to present their ideas through effective writing. Coverage of essential writing assignments includes formal analysis, comparison, research paper, review of an exhibition, and essay examination. New to the 11th edition is a chapter on “Virtual Exhibitions: Writing Text Panels and Other Materials.”
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A Short Guide to Writing about Literature

Author: Sylvan Barnet,William E. Cain

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0321971019

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Part of Longman's successful Short Guide Series, A Short Guide to Writing about Literature emphasizes writing as a process and incorporates new critical approaches to writing about literature. The twelfth edition continues to offer students sound advice on how to become critical thinkers and enrich their reading response through accessible, step-by-step instruction.
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A Short Guide to Writing about History

Author: Richard Marius,Melvin E. Page

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321953292

Category: History

Page: 194

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A Short Guide to Writing about History is an ideal complement for any history course intended to teach students to think and write like historians. This engaging and practical text will teach students how to go beyond reporting the basic dates and facts of their history books and show them how to infuse their writing with their own ideas and unique perspective. Covering brief essays and the documented resource paper, the text explores the writing and researching processes, different modes of historical writing (including argument), and offers guidelines for improving style as well as documenting sources.
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Writing the Short Film

Author: Patricia Cooper,Ken Dancyger

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136048588

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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The short film is a unique narrative art form that, while lending itself to experimentation, requires tremendous discipline in following traditional filmic considerations. This book takes the student and novice screenwriter through the storytelling process- from conception, to visualization, to dramatization, to characterization and dialogue- and teaches them how to create a dramatic narrative that is at once short (approximately half an hour in length) and complete. Exercises, new examples of short screenplays, and an examination of various genres round out the discussion. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION: new screenplays, a chapter on rewriting your script, and a chapter on the future of short films
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A Short Guide to Writing about Chemistry

Author: Holly Davis,Julian Tyson,Jan A. Pechenik

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205550609

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 267

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This writing guide, by the author of Pearson's best-selling Short Guide to Writing about Biology along with two well-known chemists, teaches students to think as chemists and to express ideas clearly and concisely through their writing. Providing students with the tools they'll need to be successful writers, A Short Guide to Writing about Chemistry emphasizes writing as a way of examining, evaluating, and sharing ideas. The book teaches readers how to read critically, study, evaluate and report data, and how to communicate information clearly and logically. Students are also given detailed advice on locating, evaluating, and citing useful sources within the discipline; maintaining effective laboratory notebooks and writing laboratory reports; writing effective research proposals and reports; and communicating information to both professional and general audiences.
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Critical Approaches to Writing about Film

Author: John E. Moscowitz

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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This book explains how to prepare for and write various types of critical pieces on film. It distinguishes the four main critical formats of writing about film—the review, the critique, the comparative analysis and the documented research paper—from each other (why, when, and how to use each and the different aspects within each). The book provides theory, discussion, component examples and full samples of all formats discussed. The book also provides exercises and strategies to prepare the critic to watch the film and write a first draft. B> preparation for and the process of film criticism, style and structure in film criticism, the review, the analytical critique, the comparative analysis, the documented research paper, primary and secondary sources of works guidelines and an index of names and titles. For anyone interested in critiquing films for personal interest or professional writing.
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Dictionary of Film Terms

The Aesthetic Companion to Film Art

Author: Frank Eugene Beaver

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820472980

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 289

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A Short Guide to Writing about Law

Author: Katie Rose Guest Pryal

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205752010

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

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This brief writing guide teaches students--not lawyers--how to write about law, a complex professional discourse that has begun to appear in a variety of undergraduate courses including political science, criminal justice, sociology, and interdisciplinary fields such law and literature. This Short Guide offers an accessible introduction to the rhetoric of law, legal opinions and statutes, and wide-access online search engines for conducting legal research.
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Anatomy of Film

Author: Bernard F. Dick

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited

ISBN: 9780230223332

Category: Social Science

Page: 450

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Anatomy of Film is a brief, jargon-free text that provides a solid foundation of film fundamentals while offering rich examples from the past and present. Designed to be used in film-as-literature or introduction to film courses in English, film, or communication departments, Anatomy of Film covers all of the essential elements of film.
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A History of Film

Author: Jack C. Ellis,Virginia Wright Wexman

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205318568

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 488

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Heavily revised and with a new-co-author, A History of Film, is a comprehensive international survey of the narrative fiction film from its beginnings to the present. In this book, the contributions of major film-producing countries, significant filmmakers, and their films are highlighted within social, artistic, economic, and technological contexts. This fifth edition constitutes a major revision and update - over half the book is new! The new edition updates the book's historical coverage while considerably expanding it to incorporate women and minority filmmakers and audiences, avant-garde and documentary traditions, and the wide array of global filmmaking practices. Illustrations from frame enlargements appear throughout. For film enthusiasts, or anyone interested in the history of film.
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Beyond Popcorn

A Critic's Guide to Looking at Films

Author: Robert Glatzer

Publisher: Eastern Washington University

ISBN: 9780910055703

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 163

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A guide to watching films by Robert Glatzer.
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The Philosophy of Film Noir

Author: Mark T. Conard,Robert Porfirio

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813191812

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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From The Maltese Falcon (1941) to Touch of Evil (1958), the classic film noir is easily recognizable for its unusual lighting, sinister plots, and feeling of paranoia. For critics and fans alike, these films defined an era. The Philosophy of Film Noir explores philosophical themes and ideas inherent in classic noir and neo-noir films, establishing connections to diverse thinkers ranging from Camus to the Frankfurt School. The authors, each focusing on a different aspect of the genre, explore the philosophical underpinnings of classic films such as The Big Sleep (1946), Out of the Past (1947), and Pulp Fiction (1994). They show how existentialism and nihilism dominate the genre as they explore profound themes in a vital area of popular culture.
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A Short History of the Movies

Author: Gerald Mast,Bruce F. Kawin

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: 9780205755578

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 770

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The eleventh edition of A Short History of the Movies continues its long-standing tradition of scrupulously accurate details, up-to-date information, and jargon-free writing style that has made it the most widely adopted film history textbook. This edition offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film. From the early experiments with motion photography, through the American studio years of the 1930's and 1940's, from Neorealism and the New Wave, up to the present age of digital cinema, A Short History of Film provides a comprehensive presentation of the history of cinema. This eleventh edition has been revised and updated to include current scholarship, recent industry developments, and new films and filmmakers.
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Film

A Critical Introduction

Author: Maria Pramaggiore,Tom Wallis

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694421

Category: Cinematography

Page: 432

View: 586

"This book is aimed at students of film studies and general readers interested in a comprehensive introduction to the field. It addresses techniques and terminology used in film production and film criticism, emphasizing thinking and writing critically and effectively about film. Organized in three parts, the text focuses on the fundamentals of film analysis before moving on to more complex topics." "Part III introduces readers to interpretive frameworks that treat cinema as a cultural institution. This section encourages readers to move beyond textual analysis and consider the relationship between film and culture. Readers learn to form sophisticated arguments about film in cultural, historical, and economic contexts."--BOOK JACKET.
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A Walk in the Woods

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385674546

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.
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A Critical and Cultural Theory Reader

Author: Antony Easthope,Kate McGowan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802038005

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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When first published in 1992, "The Critical and Cultural Theory Reader" served the growing need for essays and extracts for the study of culture. Now, the second and expanded edition of this highly successful reader reflects the growing diversity of the field and includes thirteen new essays.
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