The Film Experience: An Introduction

September 17, 2009

Editors: Timothy Corrigan and Patricia White

Edition: Second

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan/Bedford/St Martin's

Pages: 256

Price: £26.99

ISBN: 9780230223295

Corrigan and White cover the formal analysis of film well; however, the particular strength of this book is its emphasis on film viewing, the foregrounding of film spectators and their response to films. Also very useful is the chapter "Writing a Film Essay", which provides a practical guide to notetaking, research, structure and writing.

Who is it for? Lecturers and undergraduate students; also a useful reference text.

Presentation: Written in accessible language, the book is well laid out with clear headings and subheadings ensuring easy navigation of the 14 chapters, collected within five sections. Includes colour images, a glossary defining complex or industry-specific terms, and access to a companion website.

Would you recommend it? Yes. It compares well with similar texts on the market.

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