Author(s): Timothy Corrigan
The second edition of this accessible book continues to examine how we can extract a broad range of meanings from the films we watch. With an improved structure, better pedagogy and more examples from popular film, this new edition continues to give students of film the vocabulary, context and critical tools they need for serious film study.
'The Film Experience is a vital, well written, enjoyable and strongly developed introductory book, and is clearly the best of the field.'- Scott Nygren, University of Florida, USA
TIMOTHY CORRIGAN Professor of Cinema Studies, English, and History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. His numerous books include New German Film: The Displaced Image, A Cinema Without Walls: Movies and Culture after Vietnam, The Films of Werner Herzog: Between Mirage and History, A Short Guide to Writing about Film 4e, and Film and Literature: An Introduction and Reader. He is also one of the three editors of the journal Adaptation: The Journal of Literature on Screen Studies and serves on the editorial board of Cinema Journal. He has taught film at the University of Amsterdam, Temple University, University of Iowa, and at campuses in Tokyo, Rome, Paris, and London. PATRICIA WHITE Associate Professor and Chair of the Program in Film and Media Studies at Swarthmore College, USA. She is the author of Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability and numerous articles and chapters on film theory and culture.
PART I: CULTURAL CONTEXTS: MAKING, WATCHING, AND STUDYING MOVIES Introduction: Studying Film: Culture, Practice, Experience Encountering Film: From Preproduction to Exhibition PART II: FORMAL COMPOSITIONS: FILM SCENES, SHOTS, CUTS, AND SOUNDS Exploring a Material World: Mise-en-Scene Framing What We See: Cinematography Relating Images: Film Editing Listening to the Cinema: Film Sound PART III: ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES: FROM STORIES TO GENRES Telling Stories: Narrative Films Representing the Real: Documentary Films Challenging Form: Experimental Film and New Media Rituals, Conventions, Archetypes, and Formulas: Movie Genres PART IV: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES: HISTORIES, METHODS, WRITING History and Historiography: Hollywood and Beyond Reading about Film: Critical Theories and Methods Writing about Film: Observations, Arguments Research, and Analysis